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.



As winter transitions into spring, our donation priorities are also changing.  If you’d like to help with any of these needed items, please have a look at the list below (brands are not important).  Margaret’s House is open for drop offs between 9:30 and 11:00 a.m., Monday-Friday.  Huge thanks to our caring community of supporters!

  • Juice packs
  • Fresh fruit
  • Coffee whitener
  • Instant coffee
  • Bottled water
  • Margarine squares
  • Canned milk
  • Soup crackers
  • Canned dark red kidney beans
  • Medium size zipper sandwich bags
  • New 24 oz. containers (Superstore or Paper Plus) or 38 oz. (Costco)


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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