Colchester East Hants Hospice Society prepares to mark decade of Food From the Heart Program

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Truro, NS – Starting Thursday March 5th and running until Wednesday March 18th, the Colchester East Hants Hospice, in partnership with select Sobeys and Foodland stores, will be holding the Food from the Heart program. Participating Sobeys and Foodland stores throughout Colchester East Hants will be appealing to customers to make a $2 donation to the Hospice Food from the Heart Program. 2015 marks the 10th anniversary of the Food From the Heart program.

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A key component of Hospice services, Food from the Heart has proven to be a crucial program. Over the past ten years families in need of assistance, as identified by the Palliative Care Program, have been provided grocery cards on a bi-weekly basis that can be used at Foodland or Sobeys. Serving an average of 10 families per month, Food from the Heart helps to relieve financial pressure experienced by families facing end of life.

The program, developed by the Hospice Society, the Palliative Care Program, and local Sobeys and Foodland stores, is unique to Colchester East-Hants and ensures 100% of all funds raised go directly to families in our communities.

An increased awareness of the program among patients, and palliative care nurses, has resulted in more people accessing Food from the Heart. With this success has come a greater need for program funding. We invite you to consider donating to this program by visiting your local Sobeys or Foodland store from March 5th-18th. Your donations directly impact families in Colchester East-Hants! Individuals can also donate by visiting the Hospice Centre at 89 Queen Street, Truro.

About Hospice

The Colchester East Hants Hospice Society provides care and support to families as they face serious illness, death and grief. Hospice volunteers and professionals work closely with the Palliative Care team in putting the patient at the centre and in control of his or her own life and care. By delivering psychological, social, spiritual and practical support, Hospice promotes quality of living and quality of dying.

A registered charity, Hospice relies on the support of a generous community to fund all programs and receives no direct government funding. Hospice operations are entirely funded by private donations, bequests, fundraisers, and community grants.

Media Contact Information:

Craig Johnson
(902) 893-3265
cjohnson@cehhospice.org
www.cehhospice.org
Colchester East Hants Hospice Society

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Presale of our bucket list lotto tickets for 2021-2022 has started! 💛

Just $50 each for a chance to win $1,000 every two weeks for a whole year (starting in July)!

Only 1,000 tickets available, so get in while you can: info@cehhospice.org (902) 893-3265.

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Today is @GivingTuesdayCa and we ask that you consider #Hospice and our “In Memory” and “In Honour” cards. Phone us at 902-893-3265 to make a donation in memory or in honour of one of your loved ones. All in support of our grief programs and services.

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Join us as we chat with #TruroFamous Stacey Harrison, Executive Director of the Colchester East Hants Hospice Society.

Thursday, August 20
3:00 pm ADT
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Get your reminder here: https://www.facebook.com/LocalLoveTruro/videos/615368549401725/

"With no government funding, the hospice society relies heavily on fundraisers and donations... Harrison says this change has already allowed the team to put their focus back on developing programs and services."

https://hubnow.ca/colchester-east-hants-hospice-society-changes-bucket-list-fundraiser-due-to-pandemic-need-for-support-services/?fbclid=IwAR0fWiMoWyHDVdSoCiEipre27fv2s89GAa5l_dKvs35Z0IzzqfQ1HyG1zzg

As we head into the weekend, don’t forget to visit our website for access to our grief and bereavement resources.

Included, you'll find information on:

• Coping with Grief for Adults
• Coping with Grief for Kids
• Rituals from Home
• And more...

https://cehhospice.org/grief-bereavement/

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