Our mission is to increase food security through food distribution, education and collaboration.

To achieve this, we distribute almost 2 million kilograms of donated food to our member network of 140 food banks and meal programs across the province. Our role also extends beyond food. We support our members as they build capacity to serve their communities, and we help raise awareness of the challenges hunger and poverty create each day for thousands of Nova Scotians.


We first opened our doors in 1984 as the Metro Food Bank Society, with the mandate to provide emergency food relief within Metro Halifax. The volunteer staff served 12 member food banks and meal programs. In 2002, at the request of our member agencies, Metro Food Bank Society became the umbrella organization for food banks across the province. In 2005, we rebranded as Feed Nova Scotia.

After over 30 years in operation, and now supporting 140 member agencies, we recognize the need is growing and we can’t feed our way out of it. While we continue to address food insecurity by supplying emergency food support, we're also working to find long-term solutions to hunger and poverty in Nova Scotia.


Access Feed Nova Scotia's charity listing and T3010 returns on the Canada Revenue Agency website.