What We Do

Our Impact

The Stop uses good food as a catalyst for change.

We’ve seen it act as a powerful tool—something that can transform a person’s health and bolster their sense of identity.

Good food can also strengthen solidarity between members of a local community, and even deepen the connections we feel to each other on a global scale.

Our 2018 impact at a glance


healthy breakfasts and lunches were served in our Drop-in program

1,551 visits

were logged at our three Community Kitchens, where people of all ages come together to cook and share healthy, culturally appropriate, and inexpensive meals

188 babies

were born with a healthy birth weight to participants of our Healthy Beginnings pre-natal program

2,065 pounds

of produce were grown at our community gardens

2,000+ hours

time our Community Advocates spent connecting their peers to resources on issues like income supports and housing

When I came to The Stop, I had two contacts in my phone: my doctor, and my ex. Now, my contact list is full.

Sharon Anderson

Former Food Bank client and Community Advocate, current Stop staff member

Our Strategy

As we look to the future, The Stop will continue to orient our programs and advocacy around the significance of food in building healthier communities, stronger local economies, more sustainable food systems, and equitable societies.

Our 2018-2021 Goals:

Amplify community power to challenge the systems of inequality and poverty.
Deliver innovative programs and services to build healthier, connected and more self-deter-mined communities
 Foster connections and community engagement in thriving and dignified spaces that build a sense of belonging
Build our organizational capacity to support our growth and resilience.