The FOOD Program is part of a community outreach to those in need of a hot meal. This is a program that offers a free meal at noontime each day of the week and suppers Monday,Tuesday, and Wednesday each week. These meals are for those in need in the Dartmouth/Halifax area. Over 25,000 meals are served each year to adults most of whom are on social assistance,temporarily unemployed, homeless, the older poor, and/or intellectually, mentally or physically challenged.
“Margarets House” in Dartmouth is where the meals are served. It is supported by the Metro Food Bank and the community as well as churches in the Dartmouth area. Our church is one of many denominational churches that provide meals on a regular basis. These churches belong to an organization called The Christian Relief and Development Coalition. Money and food is also donated, from individuals, hotels, restaurants, and Provincial Community Services. It is staffed with volunteers. Each month the Church of Saint Andrew provides a noonday meal, as well as two members help to serve the meal.
We work together as a group of men and women who are living their baptism covenant. They meet every 3 to 4 months to plan menus and identify those who will prepare the dinner each month. In addition, updates are given about what has taken place and what may be coming up in the next few months.
For more information, you can contact "The F.O.O.D. Society" at 464-2919 or the Parish Office at 462-1818.