Last week we had the pleasure of attending what might very well be Toronto’s favorite food events. Now in it’s 5th year, The Stop Night Market is 2 days, 70 chefs, 20 drinks vendors, and 35 one-of-a-kind food carts created by local designers all crammed into one abandoned lot in The Junction Triangle.
It’s also so much more then the sum of it’s parts. The event is crucial to the Community Food Centre’s fundraising efforts and raises hundreds of thousands of dollars for programs, drop in kitchens and gardens each year. This year, guests raised $215,000 for their critical programs.
It’s thoughtful events like these that have ensured that The Stop Community Food Centre has been at the forefront of dignified, innovative programs that provide access to healthy food for over 30 years. It’s a place to build skills, health, hope, and community; a place to confront the underlying issues that lead to poverty and hunger.
On that note, here’s six things we learned — and everything we ate — at this year’s extravaganza:
The Stop is proud to be the founding affiliate of Community Food Centres Canada (CFCC) and works collaboratively with CFCC to share what we�ve learned to build stronger, healthier communities from coast to coast.
Community Food Centres Canada is our 2016 Charity of Choice. That means that a portion of all public events we host goes to supporting their good food work.