Food of the Month: Tomatoes

By Christina Rousseau Healthy Beginnings Team Lead Each year, I look forward to August when all my favourite produce is in season: corn, peaches, zucchini and, of course, tomatoes! Tomatoes were also August’s Food of the Month, which The Stop uses to highlight seasonal, local produce at its peak. We featured tomatoes in our takeaway […]

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Swamp Imaginaries

“Food swamp” has become a popular term in food movement circles. As public health researcher Sarah Elton explains, “Food swamp describes an urban environment where there is a lot of food for sale that is not nutritious, or worse, and therefore is seen to be a threat to public health. This foodscape is typical of […]

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Profiles from the community: Anti-poverty organizer

The Stop’s Economic Justice Program 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 hit, we hired four participants as paid, part-time Economic Justice Advocates (EJAs) to contribute their skills to like-minded advocacy campaigns across the city. They would […]

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