- It is with deep regret that we inform the
community that Margaret Johnson (Mrs. J),
has retired from her duties with the Caring
& Sharing-Angel Tree Food Bank effective
immediately. Mrs. J. has volunteered for
over 30 years with this organization and she
is highly regarded in the local area. We
thank her for her dedicated service to our
community and she will be missed.
notice the food bank will be open
TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS ONLY FROM 1:00 TO
3:00 pm, except holidays and snow days.
We may open on Wednesday evenings
from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM in April if we have
volunteers. We are also looking for
volunteers to operate the food distribution
to our clients on Tuesdays and Thursday. If
you are interested in helping please contact
us. The food bank also requires
immediately a Fund Raising Chairperson,
Volunteer Coordinator and Food Drive
There will be
a PUBLIC MEETING on Tuesday April 15th at
7:30 PM in the Lounge of the Enfield
Legion. Please plan to attend if you are
committed to ensuring that the Food Bank
continues to operate.
should be directed to Bernice at the above
address, 883-2311 or email to
Fundraising Goes Green with 'Give Us
Your Garbage' Programs!
Food, Health & Beauty Waste
Ink & Toner Cartridges
Collection Point - Your home or
Go to the
Terracyle web site,
select Caring & Sharing-Angel Tree as your
charity of choice, and print a
shipping label for your selected
waste and drop it in the mail.
They pay the postage!
Every little contribution adds
up for charities and diverts
material from landfill.
Terracycle up-cycles & recycles
this waste into new and useful
coffee discs with foil
Personal care containers
such as shampoo, makeup,
body wash etc.
Upon arrangement, small
shipments can be handed over to
Bernice Donaldson to include in
her packages by
email or calling her
Collection Point -
Snideys TV & Internet,
at their new location in the
Carquest Plaza, 601 Hwy #2,
across from Elmsdale Lumber.
Today's homes & offices usually
have piles of empty ink & toner
cartridges building up.
Just by dropping off the empties
Food Bank can receive up to
$1.00 per cartridge for their
programs, and you are diverting
waste from our landfills.
Look for the clearly labeled
collection box in Snidey's ink
section and just pop your ink
empties in - it's that easy!
(Staff will collect toner
You can also arrange to give
your empties directly to Bernice
email or calling her
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
staff 'Account 14 please!'
'Actually', notes Bernice
Donaldson, 'the good folk at
Elmsdale Recycling have been
doing this for us for years, but
not many people know about it.
We thought this would be a
good chance to 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
Tax Credit - a Federal
for parents paying for sports camps for
their children; now expanded to include
their art & music lessons.
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 March 2014
decision that feels right. It is.'
We are based out of the Enfield Legion. Mrs. Johnson
oversees the Emergency Food
Bank (758-2484 and leave a message.)
Hours are 1:00pm to 3:00pm Monday through Friday.
Persons requesting assistance
throughout the year must contact her for an appointment
and fill out the request form in full.
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.
- Have a computer at home?
You can save your inkjet cartridges for us as we can
recycle them for cash.
- Have an old, obsolete cell phone?
We recycle those too!
- 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.
Donations by mail may be
Caring & Sharing-Angel Tree Food Bank
c/o of Bernice Donaldson
145 Highway 2, Enfield, NS B2T 1C8
Food Bank Needs
|Hot Dog Buns
||*indicates past shortages
President - Position to be filled
1st Vice President - Aviva Donaldson - 883-1113
2nd Vice President - Linda Picard
Treasurer/Office Coordinator - Bernice Donaldson - 883-2311
Secretary - Reeta Sweeney
Fund Raising - Position
to be filled
Grocery Manager - Grant Arsenault,
assisted by Valerie Burke
Contact us at:
tel: 902 883 -2311
fax: 902 883-4317
or 758-2484 and leave a message
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.
For more information, or to have your name added to our
adopt a family program phone
Bernice at 883-2311
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. Email for info at:
Gift Wrapping - Enfield Legion
- Carroll's Corner (not including Milford to
- Dutch Settlement
- Guysborough Road
- Hardwood Lands
- Horne Settlement
- Lantz (to Ross's Hill)
- Nine Mile River (to bridge & Cheese Factory
- Fall River
- Old Enfield Road
- covering all areas within these boundaries
Your donation helps close to 150
families at Christmas time and dozens of families
year-round, because need knows no season!
Company or Group
Want to do a Christmas Box?
company or group can help out at Christmas or indeed any time of the year;
we're always interested in new ideas!
Links We Like...
as well to our friends at the
Enfield Weekly Press
for all their support around the year!