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      October 2, 2013

      Wednesday   6:30 PM

      595 Market Street (at Second) Second floor
      San Francisco, California 94105

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      Food to Change the World

      Nick Saul, President and CEO, Community Food Centres Canada; Author, The Stop: How the Fight for Good Food Transformed a Community and Inspired a Movement
      Raj Patel, Activist; Academic; Author, Stuffed and Starved and The Value of Nothing
      Nikki Henderson, Executive Director, People's Grocery
      Jason Mark, Editor, Earth Island Journal; Co-Manager, Alemany Farm

      It began as a food bank. It turned into a movement.

      In 1998, when Nick Saul became executive director of The Stop, the little urban food bank was like thousands of others – cramped and dreary, a last-hope refuge for the area's impoverished. Since then, The Stop has undergone a radical reinvention and is now a thriving, internationally respected Community Food Centre with gardens, kitchens, a greenhouse, farmers markets and a mission to revolutionize the food system. Chef Jamie Oliver has called the story of The Stop "a great lesson for us all," one that argues for a new politics of food, one in which everyone has a dignified, healthy place at the table. Join us as Raj Patel and other voices in the world of food justice talk with Saul about how we can use good food to take charge of our communities, and forward-thinking models can change the way we combat hunger and poverty worldwide.

      Location: SF Office
      Time: 6 p.m. check-in, 6:30 p.m. program, 7:30 reception and book signing
      Cost: Free
      Also know: Image by SMcGarnigle/Flickr.

      - See more at: http://www.commonwealthclub.org/events/2013-10-02/transforming-community-through-food-one-man%E2%80%99s-story#sthash.RQNnfSRz.dpuf

      Cost: Free - $20 non-members, $12 members, $7 students (with valid ID)

      Categories: Conferences & Tradeshows | Food & Wine | Politics & Activism

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