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.  Thank you for your understanding!



Should you be interested in donating this month, here’s a photo of our current priorities. It includes canned milk, small cans of baked beans, chunky soup, cans of spaghetti sauce, fresh fruit, shampoo, toilet paper, large clear garbage bags and small 24 oz. containers (Superstore or Paper Plus). We’re open for drop-offs 9:30-11:00 a.m., Monday through Friday. Thanks to our community of supporters – we couldn’t do what we do without you!


Such generosity of spirit from The Canteen on Portland Street in downtown Dartmouth … they will be preparing one meal each week for our many guests! Thank you Renee, Doug and crew for this incredible kindness.


Here’s heartwarming news from our downtown neighbour – Battery Park Beer Bar they’ll be preparing a meal each week for us. Augmenting these efforts are North Brewing Co. and Sysco Food Services. Thanks to all for this incredible kindness!


The OK Tire store in Bayers Lake donated $7000 to the Margaret’s House.

This donation was made possible by the Community Initiatives Award by OK Tire in Partnership with Bridgestone Tires.


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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