Feed Nova Scotia
Special thanks to all of our Taste members (Mallett’s Gourmet, Bonny Lea Farm, Trattoria Della Nonna, Just Us!, Glenora Distillery, Acadian Maple Products and Ryan Duffy’s), staff and their families that volunteered to sort food at the Feed Nova Scotia food bank last Saturday. We sorted over 200 boxes of food and a lot of potatoes! For more information about how you can volunteer with Feed Nova Scotia click here.
Feed Nova Scotia Facts:
Did you know that at least 40,000 people receive food assistance each month in Nova Scotia, through food banks and meal programs combined.
22,573 individuals were assisted by food banks in March 2010 (an increase of 11% over 2009). In addition to this, 134,940 meals are served each month at soup kitchens and meal programs.
33% of those assisted are children and youth (under 18 years of age); furthermore, 43% of households accessing food banks have at least one child.
8% of those assisted are seniors aged 65 +.
Feed Nova Scotia’s network includes over 150 member agency food banks, shelters and emergency food assistance programs across the province