Last December, The Stop reached a significant milestone: our 40th anniversary. For over four decades, we have been dedicated to increasing access to healthy food in Toronto in a way that goes beyond just providing emergency services. We are proud to be an integral part of the community, offering support, fostering health and togetherness, and challenging inequality.


Since 1982, we have worked tirelessly to ensure that no one in our community goes hungry. But our mission extends far beyond providing food. We believe in maintaining dignity, building health and community, and providing opportunities for personal growth and learning.


Food is the catalyst that brings people together, and through our organization, we have created a space where everyone is welcomed with a seat at the table.


To commemorate our 40th anniversary, we are thrilled to share a special video that showcases some of the incredible work we do. While the video cannot capture the full scope of our organization’s impact, it serves as a testament to the vibrant community we have built. It highlights not only the essential services and support we provide to those in need, but also the friendships formed, the social isolation reduced, and the wealth of knowledge shared. Food is just the beginning of the journey we embark on together. 


WATCH: 40 Years of Anti-Poverty Work


As we look to the future, we are grateful for the unwavering support of our dedicated volunteers and generous supporters. The needs of our community have never been greater, and we are resolute in our commitment to be there whenever we are needed. Together, we can continue to make a difference, ensuring that every individual has access to nutritious food and the resources to lead a healthy and fulfilling life. 


If you have any questions about the video or would like to learn more about The Stop, we invite you to reach out to us. We value the input and engagement of our community, and we are always eager to hear from you. 


As we reflect on our 40 years of service, we celebrate not only the progress we have made but also the spirit of unity that defines our organization. We remain steadfast in our pursuit of a future where food security is a reality for all. Join us in this important journey, and together, let’s continue to build a community where no one goes hungry and everyone thrives. 


Written by our Executive Director, Shae London. 


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