Anonymous donor celebrates National Philanthropy Day with $10,000 gift to Dartmouth North
“The volunteers who come in every day deserve the accolades, that’s why I give anonymously”
A Nova Scotian with a big heart has stepped forward to anonymously contribute $10,000 to Atlantic Canada’s first Community Food Centre in Dartmouth North.
“This is an idea whose time has come, “said the donor. “It’s taking off and I want to back that. This kind of approach is where the energy is needed and the commitment. Food is the catalyst at Community Food Centres and it leads to so many good things – better health, new knowledge, less isolation.”
The donor has a long history in Dartmouth North and has watched the Dartmouth North Community Food Centre grow from an idea into a program that:
• Served more than 15,000 meals last year
• Distributed $28,000 of low cost produce
• Grew and harvested more than 1,600 pounds of produce on its Community Farm
• Organized hundreds of learning opportunities and events
• Engaged more than 146 volunteers who contributed 7,400 volunteer hours to its operation
“We are honoured to have this generous donor come forward for the second year in a row,” said Roxanne Manning, Executive Director of the Dartmouth Family Centre/Dartmouth North Community Food Centre. “This gift is being used to create The Good Food Matters Matching Fund, which will double the impact of every gift given to the food centre between November 28 and December 31, 2017.
Every dollar given during that period will be matched by the fund, up to a total of $10,000. The Good Food Matters Matching Fund will be officially launched on Giving Tuesday, Tuesday, November 28, a day when charities across North America raise funds in support of their work.