Healthy Food Fund

Investing in healthy food access for people experiencing food insecurity in HRM due to rising costs of groceries and fuel.


a cardboard box full of food like peppers, tomatoes and pasta

Responding to community needs quickly and efficiently.

For families and people living on a low income, the summer months can be extra tough. Many families lose access to school food programs just as the cost of childcare rises. This, in addition to the increasing costs of groceries, fuel, and housing costs means an extra strain on vulnerable people in our community.   

The Healthy Food Fund is made possible with funding from the Department of Community Services, and a generous matching gift from TD Bank Group through the TD Ready Commitment Initiative. The fund will help provide nutritious groceries, snacks, or meals to those folks in our community who are most affected by food insecurity during the summer.

One-time grants of up to $10,000 were provided to the 30 local, registered charities listed below.

Funding recipients

  • AIDS Coalition of Nova Scotia
  • Akoma Holdings Inc
  • Beacon House
  • Beechville Baptist Church
  • Boys & Girls Club of Preston
  • Brunswick Street Mission
  • Chebucto Connections
  • Chebucto Family Centre
  • Eastern Shore Family Resource Association
  • Elizabeth Fry Society of Mainland Nova Scotia
  • Emmanuel Baptist Church
  • Fairview Resource Centre
  • Hope Blooms
  • Independent Living Nova Scotia
  • Leave Out Violence Nova Scotia
  • Life Branch Church (Dartmouth North Christian food bank)
  • Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Society
  • Mulgrave Park Caring and Learning Centre
  • Musquodoboit Valley Family Resource Centre
  • North End Parent Resource Centre
  • Parker Street Food & Furniture Bank
  • Public Good Society of Dartmouth
  • Regional Independent Students Association
  • Spencer House Senior Centre
  • Stepping Stone Association
  • The Black Cultural Centre for Nova Scotia
  • The East Preston Day Care Centre
  • The John Howard Society of Nova Scotia
  • Veith House
  • Ward 5 Neighbourhood Centre


“This is wonderful news and will go towards providing individual and group meals to youth and young families in need. Ever grateful for this additional support as LOVE works towards our goal of ensuring no LOVE kid ever misses a meal.”

Steph Zubriski, Director of Research and Fund Development, LOVE Nova Scotia