The Stop Community Food Centre


Business Number: 119192763RR0001

Great news! All donations to The Stop will now be matched dollar for dollar by The Arrell Family Foundation, up to $100,000. Your donation will have 2x the impact!

***In response to the ongoing COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, The Stop has temporarily shifted our resources away from community programming and towards emergency food access services.***

Our Mission

The Stop strives to increase access to healthy food in a manner that maintains dignity, builds health and community, and challenges inequality.

About Us

For over 35 years, The Stop Community Food Centre has been at the forefront of dignified, innovative programs that provide access to healthy food; build skills, health, hope, and community; and confront the underlying issues that lead to poverty and hunger. Our wide range of programs include drop-in meals, a food bank, community kitchens and gardens, perinatal and family support, civic engagement, and children and youth engagement.

We believe that access to healthy food is a basic human right.

What People Are Saying

"I am so grateful for the positive space that The Stop has been for me in what has been a very challenging year for me personally. To mark this appreciation, I've signed up to give monthly to The Stop, as I want to contribute to your amazing community!"

— Cassandra, Former Volunteer

"It's not so much the fruit and vegetables, it's about what The Stop has come to represent - community values, supporting you in an understanding way. There's a greater good in bringing people together. There is nothing more noble than that."

— Community Member

"I have achieved a healthier lifestyle and made an excellent group of friends. I arrived here alone and found a family"

— Community Member

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