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Reva’s Story

Reva Marie Ackroyd joined The Stop as a Relief Chef in 2017, and since then, she’s become known for her hard work, her calm demeanor, and of course, her famous bannock. A member of the Skatin First Nations on the west coast, Reva grew up cooking bannock with her grandmother. “I’m the third youngest of […]

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“The community around the garden is just as resilient as the land.”

It’s been an eventful growing season for the Earlscourt Community Garden. At first, we weren’t sure if community gardens would be allowed under public health regulations, and when they re-opened, there was a two month backlog for seeds orders and particularly devilish squirrels to contend with. Despite these setbacks, The Stop’s Earlscourt team was able […]

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Re-imagining how we work: Governance

Every few months, we’ll be highlighting how The Stop’s work is changing to challenge racism and inequality in our organization and within our community. We’re starting at the top with our governance structure.   From our origins in the 1980s, The Stop Community Food Centre has always believed that food is a basic human right. But […]

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Take part in our virtual tax clinic

The Stop works to increase our community’s access to good food with a variety of different approaches. But we know that the single most effective way to improve a person’s food security is to improve their access to income. Every year, 30% of people accessing Employment Insurance and 97% of people experiencing homelessness aren’t able […]

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Join Our Fiesta at Home!

Volunteers have been the backbone of The Stop since our founding in the 1970’s, and their work has never been more vital than during the COVID-19 pandemic. As a show of thanks, this week our staff packed delicious “Fiesta at Home”-themed food boxes for the 120 program volunteers who’ve supported our work across our spaces […]

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