From Charity to Solidarity: Making the Case for Good Food for All
Few people have impacted the food justice landscape in Toronto as profoundly as Nick Saul, former director of The Stop, and now President and CEO of Community Food Centres Canada. Over a 15+ year period, Nick spearheaded the transformation of a small traditional food bank into a vibrant new kind of Community Food Centre. His tireless efforts (who are we kidding here… I’m sure it was exhausting! —ed.) saw the creation of the a 10,000-square-foot food production and education centre at the Wychwood Barns, the vibrant The Stop Farmers’ Market and a template for a new way to envision the vital role of food in fostering social justice in Canada
Dinner by Len Senater
For this dinner, I’ve chosen recipes pulled from Community Kitchen cookbooks from around the world, including The Stop’s “Good Food for All: Seasonal Recipes from a Community Garden”
Black Bean & Corn Soup • Chard, Mushroom & Potato Frittata • Roasted Asparagus with Kale Pesto • Apple Cake with Creme Fraiche
#GF #vegan options available
Doors open at 6pm, talk starts at 7pm
Includes dinner and coffee or tea. Dessert is available a la carte.
$35 (includes HST)
Nick Saul is co-founder and President and CEO of Community Food Centres Canada, a national organization that builds and supports vibrant, food-focused community centres in low-income neighbourhoods across the country. These centres are based on the idea that good food is a powerful force for greater health, belonging and justice.
Nick is a recipient of the prestigious Jane Jacobs Prize, as well as the Queen’s Jubilee Medal and has an honorary doctorate from Ryerson University. His bestselling book, The Stop: How the Fight for Good Food Transformed a Community and Inspired a Movement, written with his wife, Andrea Curtis, was nominated for the Toronto Book Award and won several other awards.
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