A Message from Mahone Bay Area Food Bank
These difficult times are felt even more keenly by some in our community. Many families continue to rely on the Mahone Bay Area Food Bank. The operation serves the citizens within the Bayview School district an area far beyond the borders of the Town. The Food Bank is OPEN with some modifications.
Our Food Bank is supported through the many efforts of a committed group of volunteers. The Food Bank operates from the Abriel Room at the Mahone Bay Centre on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month. Following the health directives 4 (normally 8-9) volunteers work inside to organize the donations. Clients stay in their cars and are directed to drive up to the food bank door. After a few questions the volunteers then pick out the appropriate foodstuffs and push a grocery cart outside .The client then removes the groceries and puts them in their vehicle. The cart is then disinfected before the next usage.
The Food Bank on average meets the needs of approximately 32 families per opening. Our next regular opening is Tuesday, April 28, from 9-11am. These numbers may increase given the COVID-19 crisis
Thank you to Mahone Bay Tourism and Chamber of Commerce for reaching out to help those in need by generously providing gift cards for our clients use at Nick’s Independent.
Thank you to the community for your continued support particularly in this time of uncertainty.
Citizens who wish to help the Food Bank to ensure all fellow citizens have enough to eat at this difficult time are encouraged to donate. To enable the volunteers to procure the foodstuffs most in demand you are requested to donate to the Mahone Bay and Area Food Bank by cheque, money order or online through Canada Helps https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/mahone-bay-area-food-bank-association/. Send your gift to: Mahone Bay Area Food Bank, Box 489, Mahone Bay, NS B0J 2E0. Please include your full name and initial, and civic address as this is required by CRA rules for a tax receipt.
As usual, there is a donation box for packed dry goods in Nick’s Independent Grocery in Mahone Bay.
Refer to our site online at Mahone Bay Centre https://www.mahonebaycentre.org/ to see a listing of our general food stuff needs.