Food activist in Calgary tonight

Food activist Nick Saul co-author of The Stop: How the Fight for Good Food Transformed a Community and Inspired a Movement is in Calgary tonight (April 2) to talk about food politics and social change.

In 1998 Saul took over a small Toronto food bank a last resort for desperate people who came to collect hampers of canned goods and wilted produce. Since then that food bank has been transformed into a community food centre complete with gardens a greenhouse kitchens and a farmers’ market. This revolutionary idea rallied the community and gave people more control over their own food which also gave them hope and dignity.

Now Saul is taking his story on the road and advocating for change in other communities. He will speak and take part in a Q&A at 7 pm at The Kahanoff Centre (105 12 Ave SW Suite 200).