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H&R MFRC Community Pantry

Pantry Items
All military and Veteran families can access the community pantry anonymously.

The Community Pantry will offer pantry staples and nutritious food items to those facing financial challenges from the added strain of increasing inflation. The service is aimed at supporting families who are experiencing financial stress or hardship, as well as extreme weather events, family breakdowns, and other unplanned emergencies.

The Community Pantry will be filled with non-perishable food items such as cereals, soups, snacks, and other staple items. We will stock the pantry based on ongoing solicited feedback to ensure this service is tailored based on what we hear from families.

Walk-ins are welcome! This is an anonymous service, simply follow the signage in our main hallway that will direct you to the Community Pantry.

  • Halifax site (6393 Homefire Crescent, Halifax)
  • Shearwater site (30 Provider Road) 
  • Cape Breton site (4 Garrison Road): Families can access a comparable service upon request.

If you have questions or would like more information, please contact us at our 24/7 info line at 902-427-7788 and ask to speak to someone about the Community Pantry or email [email protected].

Q. How can I donate to the program?
A. Cash donations will be used to purchase staple items based on community requests. If your Unit is collecting for Dress for a Difference or other fundraising initiatives, please consider donating the proceeds to the H&R MFRC.

We accept specific food and personal items that are new and in the original packaging. The Community Pantry will rely on donations for its long-term sustainability. Donating to this service makes a direct impact and difference to military and veteran families. 

Community Pantry Donated Items List

Q. Did you know the H&R MFRC has other financial resources for times of emergency?
A. The H&R MFRC may be able to provide financial assistance, resources, or grocery cards on a case-by-case basis. Please contact 902-427-7788 and ask to speak to the Intake Coordinator.

Accessing your Community Pantry is easy:

  • No need to check-in or provide ID
  • Take what you need and come as often as you need
  • This service is here for anyone part of the military and veteran community who could benefit
  • Please fill out our feedback card, your comments help us better support you