Christmas Appeal

Finding connection gathered around a table with the people we love

Person standing in a warehouse wearing a Santa hat and smiling and holding a small red heart

For many, family dinner is a cornerstone of the holiday season. The traditional details differ, but one thing holds true—the connection we find gathered around a table with the people we love.  

But every Christmas, food banks across the province are faced with the immense task of providing additional support so food-insecure Nova Scotians don’t have to miss out. The pressure to make miracles happen is growing, and they can’t face it alone. 

That’s why we’re reaching out to you. With the holidays fast approaching, we hope you’ll help us add a little twinkle to the season. 

“The support I received was so wonderful. I cried very happy tears. Because of the food we got, we were able to share Christmas dinner and give my granddaughter a memorable holiday.”   

We hear from lots of folks like this who benefit from your kindness, and we know Christmas dinner is about more than just eating. It’s about connection, culture, and community. It’s about the emotional nourishment, just as much as the physical food. Together, we can help Nova Scotians embrace the comfort of the season, and the joy of a shared meal. 

But people aren’t just struggling to access food at Christmas. The need for support is a 12-month-a-year crisis that continues to grow. So, we hope you’ll consider becoming a monthly donor, a simple set-it-and-forget-it way to make a difference through every season. Food banks have reported a 25% increase compared to the same time last year. Any support you give, one-time or monthly, will help food banks, meal programs, and shelters try to keep up. 

This winter, we need your help to bring hope to our communities. Your donation will support 140 member agencies; ensuring that the critical need for food is being met across our province and give us a voice to advocate for meaningful policy changes that address the root causes of food insecurity.  

Together this Christmas, we can help make the season merry for all Nova Scotians while working towards a future where no one goes hungry, any time of year.