Feeding Others of Dartmouth (F.O.O.D.) Society


Feeding Others of Dartmouth (F.O.O.D.) Society is a registered charity whose mission is to provide a free nutritious hot meal to adults in need within the Halifax Regional Municipality.


NEW! September Needs

Considering a donation to Margaret’s House this month?  Here are the items of greatest need this September.  We’re incredibly grateful for our community’s support!

  • Ground perked coffee
  • Minute or instant rice
  • Elbow, penne or rotini pasta only (we are overstocked on every other kind!)
  • Small juice packs
  • Fresh fruit
  • Fruit/pudding cups
  • Desserts (any kind)
  • Zipper-type sandwich bags
  • Margarine squares
  • Disposable plastic/bamboo cutlery (especially forks!)
  • New lidded containers (Paper Plus carries 24 oz./38 oz. rectangular sizes and 16 oz. plastic bowls with lids; Costco has 38 oz. rectangular ones)

New Weekend Supervisor

It’s great news x 2 at Margaret’s House!  We’re expanding the hours for takeaway meals to include Saturdays starting July 8th AND have hired a new weekend supervisor to manage it all.  It’s a pleasure to welcome Be to our team.  She brings with her a wealth of experience with local NGOs involved in helping marginalized people and those at risk.  Growing up in a family of 15, Be also developed her cooking skills early on and is enthusiastic about serving others at the Margaret’s House table!  Takeout meal service is now Monday-Saturday 11:30-12:30.

Thank you from Margaret’s House!  The outpouring of support for our deserving guests during this past year has been simply phenomenal.  From the youngster who donated $5 from his allowance right up to large corporate donors and everything in between, we feel blessed.  To those individuals, groups, churches, businesses who held food drives, shopped our Christmas wish list, cooked and baked for us, knitted warm things, checked in weekly about our immediate needs, dropped off new takeaway containers and plastic bags, and made financial donations … we are ever thankful and salute your generous efforts.  It does take a caring and committed community to help this organization function as it has for 30+ years, and we live in an exceptional one.  Thank you all and hope you remember us throughout the year.


To our Margaret’s House community of supporters –

As the situation around the Coronavirus continues to evolve, we’d like to let you know how Margaret’s House is responding.  The health and safety of our guests, volunteers and those who donate to us are of paramount importance.  We’re closely following the advice from the N.S. Health Authority, Feed Nova Scotia and Shelter Nova Scotia.    Our goal is to remain open to meet the food security needs of our vulnerable guests, but realize that modifications are necessary to reduce social congestion and minimize risk.  To that end, we have moved to provide takeaway meals only to our patrons.


Until further notice, we will not be accepting any used clothing or household items.  New clothing is still welcomed, and we’ll be happy to meet you at the door during our usual open hours to take your donations.

Please watch our Facebook page for updates.  Thank you for your understanding!


Volunteers Build Resilient Communities

Volunteers help improve quality of life for others. They also gain valuable experience and develop new skills. Margaret’s House relies  on it’s many volunteers to bring it all together — providing free, nutritious hot meals to adults in need in our community.


Much of our support comes in the form of donations made by corporate groups, local churches, Feed Nova Scotia and the Christian Relief & Development Coalition. This generous assistance is the cornerstone of our efforts, as are the tireless volunteers who bring it all together each day at Margaret’s House.

Items of Interest


Our priorities change throughout the year. Check our donations page for current priorities.


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