We love being Canadian. There’s something undeniably lovely about being part of a nation that has such a great quality of life. But as much as we love Canada, there are still many Canadians that can’t afford to buy food for themselves for one reason or another. We’re lucky that Nova Scotia thought of a small solution that’ll fill your heart with warmth: a free food freezer.
The program, which started on July 1 in Kentville, N.S., keeps freezers in the town square that will be stocked with 160 portions of food. The most unique part about this town freezer is that anyone and everyone can stop by and grab some food for free. This means that dozens of people now have a great (and satisfying) alternative to going without meals each day.
The freezer will be maintained by the Canadian Mental Health Association’s Kings County branch (CMHA), which hopes to keep the freezer constantly filled with soup. Kentville also has a community garden that offers free, fresh produce to anyone in need, in an initiative called Share Our Urban Produce. It seems like Nova Scotia really knows how to take care of its citizens.
“Our idea is that if we can start feeding people a little better, people are going to start feeling a little better,” said Candy O’Brien, representative of the CMHA. “Eventually we will be selling this soup. Right now everything in the freezer is free for everybody.”
You go, Nova Scotia! Talk about being a role model for people everywhere.