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: Atlantic Canadian Food Banks to Receive $50,000 Boost from Regional Law Firm

May 27, 2009

MEDIA RELEASE

Stewart McKelvey, one of the region's largest law firms, will announce a $50,000 donation to Atlantic Canadian food banks tomorrow at Feed Nova Scotia's main warehouse on the Bedford Highway. The donation will be shared among the provincial food bank associations in all four Atlantic provinces. Feed Nova Scotia will receive a portion to help distribute food to Nova Scotia food banks and meal programs.

"It is important that Atlantic Canada's corporate community support the region's families and recognize that in these challenging times we need to commit to effecting change in our communities," said John Rogers, Chief Executive Officer of Stewart McKelvey.

Stewart McKelvey's contribution comes at a time that is historically considered to be the 'lean season' in food banking. Spring is often a highly sensitive time of year for food banks, as they experience decreasing food reserves after contributions from the holiday season run low and the consideration to donate is not top of mind.  Feed Nova Scotia Executive Director Dianne Swinemar says the donation from Stewart McKelvey will make a big difference.  "The circumstances facing families today make it nearly impossible to keep the lights on and the fridge full. That's why this donation is so important," Swinemar said. "We couldn't be happier at the timely investment in Nova Scotia families made by Stewart McKelvey."

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About Us: Feed Nova Scotia is the provincial food collection and distribution centre for approximately 150 food banks and meal programs across the province. We provide year-round food deliveries to food banks and meal programs province wide who serve at least 38,000 Nova Scotians each month. While we know that food banks play a vital role in the lives of Nova Scotians experiencing food insecurity, we are also dedicated to finding long-term solutions to poverty and chronic hunger that will reduce the need for food banks in Nova Scotia.

See www.feednovascotia.ca

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Contact:
Dianne Swinemar, Executive Director
Feed Nova Scotia
213 Bedford Highway | Halifax, Nova Scotia | B3M 2J9 CA
902-457-1900

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