The activist and president of Community Food Centres Canada Nick Saul discusses food insecurity, poverty and his new book (co-written with Andrea Curtis) The Stop: How the Fight for Good Food Transformed a Community and Inspired a Movement (Random House, 2013), with Joseph Planta.
|The Stop: How the Fight for Good Food Transformed a Community and Inspired a Movement by Nick Saul and Andrea Curtis (Random House, 2013).
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Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:
I am Planta: On the Line, in Vancouver at TheCommentary.ca.
We’ll talk food now with my guest Nick Saul. I’ll ask him about food security, food insecurity, food banks, poverty and more. He’s an activist and the founding president of Community Food Centres Canada and the author of a new book, The Stop: How the Fight for Good Food Transformed a Community and Inspired a Movement. The Stop was a food bank in a Toronto neighbourhood, and Mr. Saul helped transform it into a community kitchen and garden, a farmer’s market, as well as providing food hampers and drop-in meals. It’s a fascinating story, and I’ll get him to tell us about this new project that wants to replicate the development of food centres like The Stop across the country. We take food for granted, and despite the wealth of our cities, there are millions of Canadians going hungry and getting sick because of a lack of access to healthy food, and close to a million Canadians use food banks. Nick Saul’s experience suggests change is possible. He’s written this book with Andrea Curtis. Visit www.cfccanada.ca for more information. Nick Saul was the executive director of The Stop Community Food Centre in Toronto from 1998 to 2012. He has received many awards including the Jane Jacobs Prize and the Queen’s Jubilee Medal. This book is published by Random House. Please welcome to the Planta: On the Line program in Vancouver today, Nick Saul; Mr. Saul, good morning.