What We Do
The Stop Community Food Centre strives to increase access to healthy food in a manner that maintains dignity, builds health and community, and challenges inequality.
If you agree with our mission and values statement, become a member of The Stop! By joining, you have the right to vote at the meeting, elect Board Members, receive invitations to join us at community consultation events, and hear regular updates on our work.
We believe that food access and security are basic human rights.
We strive to ensure that emergency food distribution is available to community members and that food access programs, nutrition support and other food-related activities are available in our community.
We recognize that problems of food access and security are often related to multiple issues requiring a holistic approach to service delivery. We strive to improve the quality of life for community members through advocacy work, providing information and referral to services, engaging in crisis intervention when necessary and enabling people to take control over their own circumstances whenever possible.
The development of mutual responsibility—ensuring that community members work together and depend on each other for inspiration and support—is important to us and our work.
We value working with others by linking activities, integrating programs and maximizing the use of all community resources.
We value a strong organization that is financially sound, has qualified and capable staff and volunteers, and provides leadership in the food access and food security sector.
In all of our work, we respect each other. We value the unique skills, strengths and experiences of each person and ensure that each person is given the opportunity to make informed choices.
We strive to remove all visible and invisible barriers to ensure that our services and programs are accessible.
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