If you are in need of food for yourself or your family, dial 211 or visit www.ns.211.ca for more information. 211 is available 24 hours a day to help you find the nearest food bank or meal program.
What to expect when you visit a food bank
Food banks and meal programs are run by caring staff and volunteers. They are often located in churches or community centres.
What to bring
When you visit a food bank for the first time, you will need to bring personal identification for each person in the household. You may also need proof of your current address.
What you will get
Each food bank is a little different, but most provide 3-5 days worth of food once or twice per month based on the number of people in your household.