Caring & Sharing Angel Tree Food
Bank is a full time effort and there's usually something happening
every month. Learn
Providing the basics to those in basic need...
Assisting families and
individuals on restricted budgets to meet their
daily nutritional needs. Learn
Give a little Christmas joy...
Ensure the little ones
have a good holiday, or adopt a senior in need at a
challenging time of year. Learn
Corridor area and surrounds in central Nova
Clients will need Health Cards for all
members living with them, plus proof of
address such as a current electrical bill,
etc. We are located at the Enfield
Legion, 50 Old Enfield Road; please use the
ground floor entrance around back (see
currently looking for a volunteer to serve
as a Fund Raising Chairperson.
one or a
Beverage Containers -
Collection Point - Enviro Depot,
Elmsdale Recycling, 75 Park Rd.,
in the Elmsdale Business Park.
The refund from your empty
beverage cans & bottles can
easily be donated to Food Bank
simply by telling the Depot
'Account 14 please!'
Donaldson notes 'the good folk at
Elmsdale Recycling have been
doing this for us for years, but
not many people know about it.
so we remind the community
about this easy way to help
Food Bank AND our environment.'
All normally refundable
containers are accepted,
including: pop, juice, water,
liquor & other beverage
containers, with the
exception of milk cartons.
'The Balancing Act' - Living
Within Your Budget
resources & Food Bank tips for living better
in tight times...
Heating Assistance Rebate
Program - This program may
be able to help with up to
The GOOD NEIGHBOUR ENERGY
FUND - administered by the
Salvation Army to help supply
firewood, oil, coal, propane and
electric heat to families in
need. Visit the
The Care Program - "For 10 years,
Care program has offered a
helping hand to over 35,000 families in
Atlantic Canada and New
England...providing fuel gift cards to
parents who must frequently travel to
provide their children with urgent
medical care." - courtesy Irving Oil web
Fuel the Care program
provides Irving Oil gift
cards to families to
help parents with the
cost of travel for their
There are five Fuel the
Care partner hospitals
Canada and New England,
in Nova Scotia contact
the IWK Halifax
handy tips for reducing your power
consumption and thus your bill.
Credits - Municipal tax credit
for modest income families living in East
Coupons - a user friendly site
collecting many sites for grocery, auto,
home, restaurant offers and much more.
Use Search on this site and the associated
ones to find printable or mail out coupon
you can use.
Inspirational Thought for April
feelings matter too.'
R O N - G O I N G P R O G R A M
We are located in
the basement of the Enfield Legion and are open Tuesday
& Thursdays afternoons, from 1:00 to 3:00pm.
Every person, church, business, school
and community group is considered a member. We are from
all communities from Enfield to Lantz
to Nine Mile River etc. and everything in between.
We are all volunteers from every
community giving many hours to ensure those needing
assistance receive it. We are involved and work with but
not affiliated with any one Church. We are a community
organization and non-denominational.
We are not affiliated with Feed Nova
Scotia but are members of the East Hants & Districts
Commerce. Our status:
are a Designated Charitable
Organization recognized by Revenue Canada and issued
a Tax Number. Receipts are issued for donations of
$10.00 or more.
also accept In Memory gifts and
issue acknowledgement cards to the families as well
as gifts for birthdays, Christmas etc.
are registered with the United
assist businesses to set up their
own payroll deduction accounting and receipts will
be issued once a year to the individual contributors
once we receive a listing and payment from the
How can you and your family help the
There are many ways
that you and your family can help. First know that
the food bank operates year round and not just at
Christmas time, therefore we need YOU all year.
Are you 'thinking green' and
recycling your beverage cans and bottles? You
can donate the recycling money by dropping them off
at Elmsdale Recycling in the Business Park - Just
say 'Account 14 please!'
Garage or basement cluttered with
old car batteries, copper or computer hardware?
These can also be recycled for us at Elmsdale
Collect your loose change and
pennies to donate.
Picking up groceries at Elmsdale
Superstore or Sobeys? You can always toss a
non-perishable food item into our collection boxes
at both locations, all year round.
Celebrating your birthday with a
party? Why not ask your guests to bring a food item
instead of gifts?
Purchase a gift for kids or
adults at Christmas time for the Angel Tree.
Any family member over 14 can
Your business can come up with
their own fund or food raising initiatives.
Still looking for a few people to help on the
organizational end, especially Fund Raising Chair.
Many thanks to the members of the Enfield Lions Club
for all the transportation supplied.
The Christmas Program can supply food
boxes to approximately 200 families including single
adults, per year. We supply gifts to approximately 250
children per year with extras including crayons,
coloring books and games and gifts to approximately 100
adults. In addition, the Emergency Food Bank supplies
approximately 300 families throughout the year with
The Caring & Sharing-Angel Tree Food
Bank began the Adopt-A-Family Program in 1993. Since its
humble beginnings of having only two Adopt-A-Families we
now have 40.
We only allow a family to become an Adopt-A-Family once
if at all possible.
To adopt YOU:
Choose a family size
Choose if you want to purchase
all the food and gifts or just do the food or just
Purchase your items
Wrap the gifts
Deliver your purchases at the
designated time and place
We supply you with a list of food
items that we place in the boxes but you may add
whatever extras you like.
We include toothbrushes for each person, toothpaste and
mittens for the children.
You may add household items such as toilet tissue, soap
etc. if you wish.
You may also add other meats, milk, frozen vegetables,
french fries or hash browns.
We supply you with a WISH LIST of gifts for the children
and parents and you may put together Christmas stockings
for the children if you like, along with any pets.
If your family agrees, we would release only their first
names and if you agree we would release your name and
address so they can send you a thank you note.
Email us for more information, to have your name added
to our adopt a family program or to have your name added to the list for the Christmas
season and to enable us to get your family information
to you as soon as possible.
& Sharing 2015
- a Year Round Venture
21 - The East Hants Pee Wee B Hockey Team held a “Fill the Net” food
drive on Feb. 21/15. Here's some team members in front of collected
food in vehicle.
22 - 'Fill the Rink Challenge', East
Hants Sportsplex - the East Hants Female Hockey Team collected non-perishable
food donations for C&S. Thanks to all the volunteers...
Thanks to everyone at the Maple Ridge School
for this wonderful Spring collection!
18 - The Tri
County Area Scouting
Hand”at the Elmsdale
Scouts and their
shopped the shelves
of Sobeys and
collected 3 carts of
non perishable food
items for Caring &
Food Bank. Two other
food banks received
the same amount of
behalf of the fC& S
Food bank we thank
you for your support
and hard work - a
job well done!
August 8 - Elmsdale Sobey's
Food Drive - Saturday,
August 8th - 10:00am to
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! -
please call Martine at
902-476-1224 (C) or
September 12 - Elmsdale Superstore
Food Drive -
Saturday, Sept 12th - 10:00am to 4:00pm
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! - please call
Martine at 902-476-1224 (C) or 902-259-2084
September 15 - Annual General Meeting,
7:30 PM in the Lounge at Enfield Legion
November 7 - Enfield
Dart League - Deborah
Bennett posted this photo on
Facebook to show the
donations collected casually
at her Friday Dart Nights at
the Enfield Legion.
Saturday November 14
The Dutch Settlement
Volunteer Fire Department is
holding their annual
door-to-door food drive, rain
Left - last
collected 3,101 pounds
of food and approx. $200, which
all found a good home through
Caring & Sharing.
- each class
to bring in
See photo of
Saturday November 28
10:00am to 3:00pm
Local 'Avon Lady' Krista Piek again organized a Christmas Craft Sale at the East Hants Sportsplex; admission was free a Food Bank donation.
A good turnout of local vendors exhibiting their wares brought in a larger number of shoppers this year, and Food Bank Donations this time were noticeably greater - Over $60.00 in cash and a trunk-full of food!
Claire Carruthers celebrated her birthday by having food donations in lieu of gifts.
Happy Birthday Claire & thanks for helping others before yourself!
December 1 -
below of a
some of the
part of the
collection of food, cash & gift
cards from their clientele was
'matched' by the Clinic,
resulting in a wonderful
combined 'December Gift' to
Caring & Sharing!
Many may have
noticed their road sign while
driving by in recent days, and Protx staff did a great job of
looking after the donations.
them for a truly generous
campaign idea at this truly
important time of year for Food
Bank. A grand total of 40
bags of groceries, and nearly
$600 was collected; the good
folks at Protx then matched it
to 18th - SUBSCRIPTION DRIVE
The Enfield Weekly Press offered $10.00 off a yearly
subscription with a Food Bank
donation - to be shared between
Caring & Sharing & Shumiliacke
Food Banks. Caring &
Sharing is grateful for the
efforts from the paper,
Serenity On the Hill
Spa and Salon in Lantz - 4:00pm
to 8:00pm - Our 5th Anniversary
Holiday Open House - Come in and
start your Christmas shopping
early and enjoy tax free
shopping on retail items!!! Plus
find Stocking Stuffers and Gift
Cards or book a Mini-Service now
with Bee or others now. at
902 883-2330. LOTS
OF DOOR PRIZES!
We are supporting the Food Bank
as usual this Holiday Season,
and this year would appreciate
any toiletries you may be
able to donate.
5 - 2:00pm
- annual Corridor Santa Claus
Parade - leaving from the
Elmsdale Truck Centre in
Elmsdale, moving along Highway #2
through Elmsdale towards Enfield,
and winding up at
the Enfield Legion in Enfield
(before the 3:30 kid's party upstairs).
Santa's Elves will be collecting
FOOD ITEMS AND UNWRAPPED TOYS
from residents along the parade
route. Come help us with
the sorting of food & toys in
the Food Bank on the ground
floor of the Legion immediately
after the parade, organized by
C&S's Grant Arsenault. The
parade is organized by the
Enfield Volunteer Fire
Department, with Cecil Dixon as
long-time Coordinator. Local businesses
Elmsdale Landscaping & Sangster's Automotive have
respectively managed the toy & food collections or
many years. C&S thanks the
Parade managers and all the
volunteers for this
pre-Christmas boost to our
December 5- 9:00am to 1:00pm - Elmsdale
Pajamarama - Local Grade 9
student Rebbecca Feindel-Sherry was back again with
her now annual collection of cozy pjs for local kids
in need; this year all pairs donated will again be
given directly to Caring & Sharing Angel Tree.
She and her family then rushed from Sobeys to set up
a float in the annual Santa Claus parade and
collected even more over the route from Elmsdale to
December 4, 5, 6 -
again performed NUTCRACKER
DREAMS on December 4, 5, & 6 at
Hants East Regional High School.
A portion of ticket sales was donated to CSAT and HERH
Theatre Fund; this year Food
Bank received over $480 which
will go a long way towards
making someone's else's dreams
come true this Holiday Season.
'Good Show & thanks for your
2015 Corridor Santa
- Saturday December
of food & toys for
This could not
happen without the
many volunteers from
local businesses &
families who work so
during and after the
parade - we're
to each & every one
who helped out!
Left - Pajamarama -
rushed from her
collection at the
Elmsdale Sobey's to
take part in the
parade and collect
more pjs for local
has provided the
'Toy Truck' for
volunteers walk the
collecting in carts!
coordinates the Food
and helps with the
unloading at the
The first containers
of collected food
Milford 625 Air
and members from the
1st Lantz Cubs,
Scouts & Venturers
The Food Sorting may
initially look a
little chaotic, but
years of experience
has created a
actually results in
a fun & efficient
distribution of the
many toys, toiletry
items provided by
year we collected as
much or perhaps a
little more than
usual; many thanks
to all who donated
or helped out!
12 - Guardian Pharmacy, our
long-term partner in the
Elmsdale Mall, had a well-filled
collection box in a eye-catching
'Santa's Sleigh' display, right
by the entrance and impossible
to miss! Thanks for a
prime spot for Caring & Sharing!
11 - William Lutley
celebrated his 6th birthday by
having cash donations to
purchase turkeys for the food
bank. Thank you William for
sharing your birthday
celebration gifts by helping
others; Happy 6th birthday
William and thank you for your
December 12 - 10:00am
to 2:00pm - Exit Realty's Annual
Food Drive in Enfield
12 - Evening - Annual Lantz
Volunteer Fire Department Food
Drive in Lantz
15 - sorting - 9:00am
December 16 - gift wrapping - 9:00am
December 17 - food delivery - 8:00am
December 17 - 5:00pm - 9:00pm - 3rd
Annual Decorated Home Tour -
once again opened it's doors to show off
their Holiday decorations. A tour of
this lovely Bed & Breakfast was free but
donations to Caring & Sharing Food Bank were
gratefully accepted, totally 19 bags of
and more than $150 in cash.
December 17 - Adopt-a- Family - 7:30am
December 18 - Adopt-a-Family - 7:30am
December 19 - packing - 8:00am
Left - in recent years two of our local
politicians have made it a point to join us
to 'pitch in on Packing Day' to help ensure
locals in need will have a 'Happy
We'd also like to thank East Hants MLA
Margaret Miller and our member of Parliament
Scott Brison for their year-round promotion
of Caring & Sharing; their support is
Packing the Christmas boxes for
our local families is the
culmination of the year for
Caring & Sharing. This is
when our volunteers are most
appreciated, as they bustle
about, focused on their
'shopping lists' and the
challenge of packing everything
safely & efficiently under time
Outgoing President Bernice
Donaldson (far right) joins this
year's volunteers, including
Hants/Kings MP Scott Brison.
Follow the process as the carts
pass through fresh produce,
canned fruit & veggies,
beverages, cereals, the baked
goods department, and so on...
'The Produce Section'
Hot drink mixes anyone?
Boxes are topped up with extras
like Pajamas donated by 'Pajamarama'.
Packed boxes of food are finally
neatly packed to await pickup
along with gifts by needy