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.

No donation is too small…here are a few easy and creative ways you can assist:

Financial Donations

Donate safely and securely through This option allows for a one-time donation or automatic monthly donations. Clicking the Donate NOW button will take you directly to the Margaret’s House donation page within CanadaHelps. 

Are you making a donation in memory or in honour of someone? You can notify the family of your donation with either a free eCard from CanadaHelps or a physical card sent from Margaret’s House. Please see options before clicking the donate now button.

If you prefer to mail your donation, please send it to F.O.O.D., P.O. Box 45 Dartmouth, N.S. B2Y 3V2

Free eCard


  • Select In Memory of or In Honour of
  • Enter the name of the person whose memory the donation is being made
  • Select Send a free eCard in the dropdown box
  • Add the recipients name and email address
  • Add your name and email address

There is also space for a personalized message

Physical Card


In the optional, “Message for Margaret’s House” include the following Information:

  • To whose memory the donation is being made
  • Name of the person[s] making the donation
  • The complete mailing address of the recipient of the notification
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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
  • New 38 oz. containers (Costco)
  • New 24 oz. containers (Superstore or Paper Plus)
  • Styrofoam soup bowls
  • Hot chocolate packages
  • Instant oatmeal packages
  • Instant coffee
  • Juice packs
  • Fresh fruit
  • Toilet paper
  • Kraft Dinner (original
  • Mr. Noodles
  • Sidekicks
  • New plastic or cloth bags