The Stop’s Blog


Ontarians are worth investing in
February 6, 2019
| By Kate Fane, Communications Officer, and Francisco Vidal, Director of Programs

The provincial government is currently accepting ideas from the public as they prepare their 2019 budget. Our short pre-budget submission makes the economic case for investing in the 500,000+ Ontarians who rely on emergency food services each year.

Updated: Bill 66 threatens "anyone who eats in Ontario"
January 16, 2019
| By Cookie Roscoe, Farmers’ Market Manager

Environmental lawyers have called Bill 66 "the biggest and most significant environmental rollback to occur in a generation." Our Farmers’ Market manager Cookie Roscoe shares her thoughts on why opposing Bill 66 is essential to protect our communities' health and nutrition—and offers resources to push back.

Strengthening our Volunteers’ Anti-Racism and Anti-Oppression Skills
January 10, 2019
| By Diane Janzen, Volunteer Coordinator

The Stop’s Volunteer Program brings together over 200 people from dramatically different backgrounds and identities. Learn about some of our recent efforts to support our volunteers as they learn about privilege, oppression, and being better allies.

What Do You Do with a Rutabaga?
January 3, 2019
| By Winsome Miller, Manager of Community Services

Every month, The Stop highlights one or two seasonal vegetables to serve in our Food Bank and Drop-in Meal programs. Turnips and rutabagas—our picks for January—might not be as well-known as other root vegetables like onions and potatoes, but they’re easy to cook, inexpensive, and a great source of nutrition.


Support the Restaurants that Support The Stop
December 21, 2018
| By Kate Fane, Communications Officer

In 2018, dozens of restaurants generously donated their time, talents, and products to support The Stop’s fundraising events. We hope you return the love by booking your next night out at one of their establishments—or by using their catering services.


Meet The Stop’s New Community Chef
September 20, 2018
| By Monica Bettson, Community Chef

Well, new-ish. Monica Bettson has been sharing her passion for cooking with The Stop since 2011, but this summer she took on an exciting new role as our Community Chef. To re-introduce herself, Monica shares her personal connection with food, her favourite cookbooks, and her approach to engaging with the foods of other cultures.