Food From The Heart

Facing the challenges.
Often when someone is diagnosed with a life threatening illness families are left struggling to make ends meet. The individual is no longer able to work, and family members may have cut back on work to stay home and provide care and comfort. Imagine dealing with financial hardship and life-threatening illness…
Unique to Colchester East-Hants, “Food from the Heart” provides Sobey’s grocery vouchers to local families facing end of life.

Making a difference.
The Colchester East Hants Hospice Society in partnership with local Sobey’s and Foodland stores campaign twice each year to have customers add a donation of $2 or more to their grocery bill. The program, developed four years ago by the Hospice Society, the Palliative Care Program, and local Sobey’s and Foodland stores, ensures 100% of all monies raised go directly to these families in our communities. Last year, we were able to provide over $20,000 in vouchers to support 36 families facing end of life – families from Tatamagouche, Milford, Rawdon, Shubenacadie, Stewiacke, Masstown, Truro and more.

Resources

  • Watch for our next Food from the Heart drive at a Sobeys, Foodland or Price Chopper near you each spring and fall.
  • For more information contact us online or at 1 (902) 893-3265.

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A great discussion on Historical & Cultural Perspectives on Death, Dying, and Grief. A huge thank you to our panelists Dr. Lynn Jones, Cynthia Martin, Samantha Molen, Ashley Sutherland, and our moderator Craig Johnson. #mycompassionatecanada @Col_Historeum @CanadianHPCAssn

Stop by the @Col_Historeum tonight at 7pm for "Historical Perspectives on Death, Dying, and Grief". A panel discussion in collaboration with @hospice_ceh This is a free event, all welcome!

.@trurodaily: Colchester-East Hants Hospice holding events for Hospice Palliative Care Week https://t.co/clwzUBIWay #trurons #novascotia #mycompassionatecanada @CanadianHPCAssn

So excited to see your great work supporting #CompassionateCommunities already. Great example #CCforCdns https://t.co/Wg81lTB6ma

Caregiver Awareness Month is officially underway! Join the conversation throughout May using #CGAware2018 to help us raise awareness of all that #novascotia #caregivers do for their families and communities.

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