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.



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.  More details about donations and a needs list will be posted in the next few days.  Thank you for your understanding!


As Margaret’s House is only providing takeaway meals to guests at this juncture, we do want to supply them with extra at-home items should there be an interruption in service.  Our immediate needs include chunky soup, juice boxes, canned milk, peanut butter and instant coffee (brands are not important).  There is also a need for NEW, unopened packages of restaurant-style containers (the ones pictured here are just examples).  Kindly drop off any donations to the front door, ring the bell and we’ll be happy to meet you there.

Please do not come if you are ill in any way, or have had contact with any person travelling through an airport.  As always, your support of this community is so appreciated!


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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