Thank You, Community Donors

We've provided 3,334 grocery hampers to families and individuals in need. This would not have been possible without our community donors.

United Way

We are especially grateful for the continuous support of United Way Cape Breton and United Way Canada. United Way funding for the Good Food Packs program is used to provide family, individual, and school grocery hampers to those in need.

Without the financial support of United Way, at both the regional and national levels, our response to COVID-19 would not be what it is.

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United Way Cape Breton

Harold's Bakery

Thanks to the kindness of Harold’s Bakery, community members received fresh bread in their Good Food Packs. The bakery donated 100 loaves of bread per week for the month of April.

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Harold’s Bakery

Freshii

Freshii on Charlotte St. made a generous donation of $1,000. Their donation assisted our prepared meal delivery service as well as the Good Food Packs program.

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Freshii Sydney

Garbage Night Music Group

The group “Garbage Night” has moved their musical talent to Facebook Live to raise money for a community cause each week. Their $6,000 donation to the Good Food Packs program will provide 171 grocery hampers to local school children.

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The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army generously donated a truckload of donated McCain’s potatoes. Their donation has helped fill the grocery hampers for Good Food Packs recipients. The donation was delivered by Fr Bill Burke, pastor, and Jamie Bates, volunteer, at St Marguerite Bourgeoys Parish in Sydney.

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Cape Breton Regional Library

Thanks to the Cape Breton Regional Library, families received books — and seeds! — in their grocery hampers. Happy gardening!

Rebecca Lewis from the Coalition for Social Justice

We would like to thank Rebecca Lewis from the Coalition for Social Justice who wrote out hand written cards to include in some of the Good Food Packs.

The kind messages on each card uplifted recipients during these trying times.

Centre 200 & Membertou Trade and Convention Centre

We would like to thank Centre 200 & Membertou Trade and Convention Centre for allowing us to use their carts. It has made packing and transporting almost 800 Good Food Packs each week much easier.

Thank You

We are incredibly grateful to these community organizations for their support and donations since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

We would also like to thank the dedicated volunteers and New Dawn staff who have spent countless hours unloading deliveries, preparing bags, and delivering hampers.

It is truly amazing what can be accomplished when a community comes together. Your combined donations and volunteerism have been essential in our efforts to help feed community members experiencing food insecurity and financial barriers amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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