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

MARGARET'S HOUSE

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.

Notices

HOURS OF OPERATION

Takeaway Meals Served

Monday-Saturday 11:30-12:30 pm

Donations

Monday-Thursday 9:00-11:00 am and 1:00-3:00 pm
Friday 9:00-11:00 am
Saturday-Sunday 9:00-12:00 pm.

WINTER 2024 WISH LIST

Thankfully, many of our shelves were filled over Christmas with generous community support. After reviewing our inventory, we find the following items are still in short supply. If you’re inclined in the coming months to contribute, donations are welcome during our open hours (see above). Need ideas? The helping out ideas note below has great ideas.

HELPING OUT IDEAS

The new year prompts lots of queries about how people can assist marginalized individuals who are guests at Margaret’s House each day.  Here are a few suggestions!

  • Get together with your co-workers, family, friends or neighbours to cook a meal or bake for us. We love casseroles, stews, hearty chowders, sandwiches, cookies, squares, muffins, etc.
  • Organize a food drive for the most needed items from our latest Wish List (pinned to the top of our Facebook page or on our website).
  • Make up individual treat bags that can be handed out to guests in the outdoor line-up. Helpful things like food treats, personal care items or small $ gift cards always bring a grateful smile.
  • Collect up new warm gloves or long underwear that could keep our guests toasty this winter. 
  • Consider a financial donation through Canada Helps on the Donate tab of our website

We’re always delighted with the creative ideas we see from the community at this time of year. Questions?  Please send us a message.

COVID-19

 

To our Margaret’s House community of supporters – The situation surrounding the Coronavirus has evolved over the past three years, and we’ve responded by focusing solely on the health and safety of our guests, volunteers and those who donate to us. Our goal has always been to remain open to meet the food security needs of our vulnerable guests, but realize that modifications were necessary to reduce social congestion and minimize risk. To that end, we have moved to provide takeaway meals as opposed to in-person dining. We are hoping this service model will change in the future! 

DONATIONS OF USED ITEMS
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!

Thank you from Margaret’s House!  The outpouring of support for our deserving guests during this past year has been simply phenomenal. From the young girl who donated $2 from her birthday money, right up to large corporate donors and everything in between, we feel blessed.  To those individuals, groups, churches and 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 cloth 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.

RECENT ACTS OF GIVING ...

Volunteer

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 its’ many volunteers to bring it all together — providing free, nutritious hot meals to adults in need in our community.

Donations

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

DONATION PRIORITIES

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

SOCIAL MEDIA

Take time to follow us on Facebook and Instagram. Our awesome administrator keeps the feed full of updates and photos.