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Nick Saul in Stratford on Saturday

A food justice visionary will be in Stratford this Saturday promoting his new book.

Nick Saul started the Stop Community Food Centre in Toronto which served as the model for the Local Community Food Centre right here.

And that’s exactly where he’ll visit.

Saul will be at the food centre’s Erie Street location at 2:00pm to discuss his book ‘The Stop’ which covers his time in food justice activism.

Saul says the traditional food bank model needs to be modernized.

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Saul says the Stop was a dreary place when he started but not anymore.

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He says his book is a reminder that people need to work together.

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Saul says food problems are at the root of so many issues in our society.

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He says the biggest change he saw at the Stop in Toronto was hope.

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Saul will also stay around for the Local Community Food Centre’s Garden Party fundraiser at 7:00pm Saturday night.

Saul’s lecture is free and open to the general public.

His book ‘The Stop’ can also be purchased at Fanfare Books in Stratford.

For more information about the Garden Party, go to the event’s Facebook page.

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