Household food insecurity, meaning inadequate or unreliable access to food due to a lack of financial resources, is a major social and health problem in Canada and elsewhere. For nearly 40 years, The Stop has strived to improve access to healthy food in a manner that maintains dignity, builds health and community, and challenges inequality. Whether it’s in their urban gardens, at a drop-in meal, or in their advocacy office, The Stop is a place where everyone is welcomed with a seat at the table. The organization uses healthy food as a gateway to address a range of social issues, not only to transform the health of those needing it, but also to strengthen the feeling of belonging to a community.
During recent years, The Stop has worked harder than ever to assist people in need by providing thousands of meals and food hampers every month and keeping their neighbours connected through their community-building programs. It operates across three locations in Toronto’s West End and focuses on emergency food access, community building, and urban agriculture.
Power Corporation is proud to support The Stop which celebrates its 40th Anniversary this year. We recognize how strategically important food security is to building healthier communities, strengthening local economies, establishing sustainable food systems, and developing a more equitable society.