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

COVID-19

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.

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!

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CURRENT NEEDS

Our donation needs continue to evolve as we approach the Fall months.  If you’re so inclined and out shopping, pictured here are our immediate priorities.  They include toilet paper, bottles of water, fresh fruit, black pepper, margarine squares, large clear bags, Lysol-type wipes, Styrofoam bowls with lids, 38 oz. containers (Costco) and small containers (approximately 24 oz., from Superstore or Paper Plus). 

We’re open for drop-offs between 9:30 and 11:00 a.m., Monday through Friday.  Thanks to all of our wonderful supporters! 

THE CANTEEN

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.

BATTERY PARK BEERBAR

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!

OK TIRE

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.

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 it’s 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.

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DONATION PRIORITIES

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

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