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What’s giving us hope

Since the pandemic broke, The Stop has seen demand for our services skyrocket. This week alone, we served 1,275 meals and distributed 355 long-lasting food hampers to our community members. We’re so grateful to supporters like you who are enabling this work to continue. We’re bolstered by the solidarity we’re seeing, and are eager to […]

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Poverty in the time of COVID-19

The Stop’s Economic Justice Project is a 16-week training course that works with people who have lived experience of poverty to ease their personal financial stresses, identify systemic causes, and advocate for broader change. Before COVID-19 broke, we hired four graduates of the program as paid, part-time economic justice advocates (EJAs) to contribute their skills […]

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This week felt a little different

This week felt a little different at The Stop. Since COVID-19 broke, we’ve focused our energy on establishing a safe, efficient, and dignified system for providing emergency food. But The Stop has never just been about food access. We’re interested in how food can be a tool to build health, solidarity, and equity in our […]

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A message from Suzanne, a Stop volunteer

During the COVID-19 outbreak, dozens of volunteers have chosen to keep serving their community at The Stop. Here’s a perspective from one of them: My name is Suzanne Carlsen, and I’ve been a Friday volunteer in The Stop’s Drop-in since September 2018. I’m self-employed and it can be pretty isolating. I started volunteering because I […]

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We’re seeing the impact.

Monday, March 30: Mike Taurozzi, Community Services Coordinator, is pictured (center) with the Food Bank team. Dear friend, What a week it’s been. I hope that you and your loved ones are well and taking care of yourselves—both physically and mentally. Here at The Stop, we’ve been so touched by the support we’ve received from […]

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