Envisioning Food Sovereignty – Opal’s Story

Magdalena Olszanowski and Sara Udow began to volunteer at the Stop Community Food Centre (The Stop) with the goal of collecting and sharing volunteers’ stories. They documented short, personal narratives to illustrate the volunteers' experiences with growing and eating food within their communities. Opal, a volunteer who has been with the Stop for many years, relates her own relationship with food to broader concepts of food access, sustainability, health and empowerment.

Narrated by: Opal Sparks
Directed/Edited by: Magda Olszanowski and Sara Udow
Produced by: FoodShed
Music By: Tracy Chapman, Bob Marley (chosen by Opal Sparks)

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Featured in various food festivals, community meetings, in classrooms. Written about in various press.