Thursday Jun 06, 2013 7:30 pm - McNally Robinson in the Travel Alcove, Winnipeg
Speaking & Signing The Stop: How the Fight for Good Food Transformed a Community and Inspired a Movement (Random House of Canada).
Nick will share stories from his 14 years at The Stop, a progressive food organization that uses good food to build health, hope and community, and that has inspired a movement of Community Food Centres in cities — including Winnipeg — across the country.
Co-author Nick Saul was executive director of The Stop Community Food Centre in Toronto from 1998 to 2012 and is a recipient of the prestigious Jane Jacobs Prize and the Queen’s Jubilee Medal. He is now president and CEO of Community Food Centres Canada, an organization that will bring the innovations of The Stop to communities across Canada.
Here is part of the promotional material advertising this book launch:
In 1998, when Nick Saul became executive director of The Stop, the little urban food bank was like thousands of other cramped, dreary, makeshift spaces, a last-hope refuge where desperate people could stave off hunger for one more day with a hamper full of canned salt, sugar and fat. ...
Since that time, The Stop has undergone a radical reinvention. Participation has overcome embarrassment, and the isolation of poverty has been replaced with a vibrant community that uses food to build hope and skills, and to reach out to those who need a meal, a hand and a voice. It is now a thriving, internationally respected Community Food Centre with gardens, kitchens, a greenhouse, farmers' markets and a mission to revolutionize our food system. Celebrities and benefactors have embraced the vision because they have never seen anything like The Stop. Best of all, fourteen years after his journey started, Nick Saul is introducing this neighbourhood success story to the world.
This event presented by Community Food Centres Canada, NorWest Co-Op, and Food Matters Manitoba.