Mission and Goals
The Stop strives to increase access to healthy food in a manner that maintains dignity, builds health and community, and challenges inequality.
For over 30 years, The Stop Community Food Centre has been at the forefront of dignified, innovative programs that provide access to healthy food; build skills, health, hope, and community; and confront the underlying issues that lead to poverty and hunger. Our wide range of programs include drop-in meals, a food bank, community kitchens and gardens, perinatal and family support, civic engagement, and children and youth engagement.
How Your Contribution Helps
Your critical support helps to ensure that our innovative programs continue to meet the needs of our community members.
“Since I’ve been coming here my kids are eating more fruits and vegetables … it’s not just for me but for my children, too.” – Program Participant
“I wouldn’t have known how to feed my baby or eat for my baby’s health and my health.” – Program Participant
“I have achieved a healthier lifestyle and made an excellent group of friends. I arrived here alone and found a family here.” – Program Participant
“ …it’s about what The Stop has come to represent – community values, supporting you in an understanding way. There’s a greater good in bringing people together. There is nothing more noble than that.” – Community Member
“The Stop really lifted me up. I’m so grateful.” – Program Participant