Feed Nova Scotia 50/50
It’s time for another 50/50 raffle!
Household food security exists when all people, at all times, have physical and economic access to sufficient, safe, and nutritious food to meet their dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy life. Across our country, 4.4 million Canadians are living in food-insecure households and 1 in 6 households in Nova Scotia are food insecure.
When you support Feed Nova Scotia fundraisers, like our 50/50, you support our mission to increase food security through food distribution, education and collaboration.
But people need support today. Knowing this, we collect and distribute more than three million kilograms of food annually to 140-member food banks, meal programs, and shelters across the province. This equates to over $1 million worth of food each month. We also support our member agencies as they build capacity to serve their communities. While we help Nova Scotians meet a very basic need, we’re raising awareness of the root causes of food insecurity–things like systemic racism, low wages, inadequate income support, and unaffordable housing. And we’re advocating for sustainable, policy-based solutions that will allow everyone to live a life of dignity and leave no one relying on charitable band-aids to address human rights.