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.



Organizing a food drive for the holiday season? Here are some items you may like to consider for our guest meals and giveaways. Margaret’s House is open for drop offs between 9:30 and 11:00 a.m., Monday-Friday. Thank you for sharing your Christmas with us!

  • Dark-coloured face masks for men
  • Chunky soup
  • Canned meat/tuna
  • Canned baked beans in sauce
  • Canned spaghetti sauce
  • Canned ravioli
  • Canned milk
  • Hot chocolate packages
  • Instant oatmeal packages
  • Instant coffee
  • Juice packs
  • Fresh fruit
  • Toilet paper
  • Kraft Dinner (original)

Not pictured:

  • Mr. Noodles
  • Sidekicks
  • New plastic or cloth bags
  • New 38 oz. containers (Costco)
  • New 24 oz. containers (Superstore or Paper Plus)
  • Styrofoam soup bowls

Christmas Full of Caring

In the interest of maintaining safety protocols during Covid-19, the Board of F.O.O.D. at Margaret’s House has decided to cancel its annual fundraiser, Christmas Full of Caring dinner & auction event slated for December 2020.

We are excited though, to organize a virtual fundraiser early in the new year, so do stay tuned!

Of course, you’re always welcome to continue your support with a financial donation by checking out the Donate tab on our web page or by mail to F.O.O.D., P.O. Box 45, Dartmouth, NS B2Y 3V2.


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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