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

52,026

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

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, current Community Advocate and Stop Staff Member

Our goals

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 Strategic Plan is both a blueprint and a rallying cry for this vision. If you’d like to be a part of it, contact Executive Director Rachel Gray at rachel@thestop.org.