FEED NOVA SCOTIA and Nova Scotia Power partner for a brighter Christmas for families

» More in this section

FEED NOVA SCOTIA and Nova Scotia Power partner for a brighter Christmas for families

December 16, 2011

$85,000 donation to support 5500 families province-wide

HALIFAX -- FEED NOVA SCOTIA and Nova Scotia Power are partnering to buy turkeys for 5500 Christmas dinners across the province, as Nova Scotians gear up for the holiday season.

“FEED NOVA SCOTIA does extraordinary work reaching out to families who need a helping hand,” said Rob Bennett, CEO of NS Power. “At NS Power, we feel honoured to partner with them in the important work they do. And we are proud to make this contribution to help make the holiday season a special time for Nova Scotia families.”

The announcement made this morning in Halifax includes an $85,000 contribution by NS Power. The 5500 families who will receive turkeys through FEED NOVA SCOTIA’s local food banks and agencies live in every corner of the province, including, HRM, Louisburg, Sydney, Port Hawkesbury, Antigonish, Canso, Guysborough, Amherst, Pugwash, Canning, Middleton, Hantsport and Chester.

“NS Power’s donation will help make Christmas brighter for thousands of families,” said Dianne Swinemar, executive director of FEED NOVA SCOTIA. “At this time of year, we are fortunate to receive incredible support from the community, but a gift of this magnitude truly stands out and we can’t thank NS Power enough. We are so proud that they have chosen to support FEED NOVA SCOTIA and we are grateful to know their gift will help families in such a special way this holiday season.”

Every year, NS Power donates $1.3 million to charitable organizations across Nova Scotia.

For more information on how FEED NOVA SCOTIA is helping families, or to make a donation this Christmas, visit www.feednovascotia.ca.