James Chatto
Journalist and author

“The vision of an ample, healthy, respectful food culture across Canada can become a reality when chefs, farmers, educators and consumers all link arms. Community Food Centres offer a success...

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Mark Cullen
Gardening Expert

"I've been very fortunate to have been raised in the gardening business.  My late father Len taught me from an early age that tending my own garden also means looking out for people w...

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Kim D'Eon
Journalist and Holistic Nutritionist

“As a holistic nutritionist and a real food media advocate, I know that good food has the power to transform lives in innumerable positive ways. These benefits should be enjoyed by everyone, ...

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Ryan Donovan
Chef and Restaurant Owner

"The opportunity exists for CFCC to spread its unique and food-focused program across the country, and I love seeing the list of chefs that are returning to this cause, and joining it for the ...

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Naomi Duguid
Cookbook Author

"We all acknowledge that we need a more sustainable and fairer food system, where farmers get paid properly, the environment is not degraded, and people of every income level have access to fo...

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Dr. Mike Evans
Physician and Health Promoter

"CFCC combines my three favourite things: disruptive innovation of a service, helping vulnerable populations with a basic need, and the creation of a culture of care."

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Frances Moore Lappé

"What Community Food Centres is doing is doing is creating communidades de base, a foundation of the liberation movement in Latin America that helped lead to so many good things like the Worke...

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Jamie Oliver
Celebrity Chef

“I’ve travelled all around the world and I’ve never seen anything like The Stop. Every city should have one.”

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Raj Patel
Activist and Author

“How do we get to a world where everyone eats well? The food movement has spawned thousands of local experiments to come up with the answer, and now’s the time to start dreaming bigger....

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Olivier De Schutter
Former U.N. Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food

“Urban food poverty in the developed world is one of the great underestimated challenges of our time. Many people are locked in self-reinforcing cycles of food poverty and social marginalisat...

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Bonnie Stern
Cookbook Author

"I tell people all the time that cooking can be fun, easy and good for you. Community Food Centres Canada’s work is so important because it uses food as a catalyst for social change. It ...

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