Anonymous donor offers $10,000 match to drive giving to food centre
Every dollar you give will be matched, starting on Giving Tuesday, Nov. 29.
The Dartmouth North Community Food Centre is celebrating National Philanthropy Day with an exciting announcement.
A Nova Scotian who’s witnessed the impact of the Community Food Centre’s first year in operation has given an anonymous matching gift of $10,000 in the hopes of driving others to make a donation in support of the centre and its work.
“Out of small things, great things grow,” said the donor, who visits the centre regularly and sees how the community has embraced its wide range of programming, from Community Meals and Community Kitchens to its Community Action program and Good Food Market & Café.
“This is not just a place to eat. It’s a place where people grow food together, make friends, and find their voice. It’s so simple and do-able and yet so powerful.”
The donor’s 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 before December 31, 2016.
Every dollar given to the food centre 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 29, a day when charities across North America raise funds in support of their work.
Every week during the campaign the Community Food Centre will share a different aspect of its programming and the impact its having in Dartmouth North.
“I know that things will be better because of what the food centre is doing and that’s why I’m giving. I have something that’s needed and giving it feels good.”