Feed Nova Scotia Fundraiser & Food Drive


There are only a few days left to visit our blog and make a comment, or come into our store and donate food. Lets make these last days count! We still have lots more to do!

Everybody wants to make a difference, right?

Photo by Erin Esau

It seems like every where I look, lately, somewhere in the world there are people trying to make a difference. It's easy to forget what we can all accomplish. It's easy to sit back with rose colored glasses and say its out of our hands. Having proof that all our voices and actions can be heard and seen gives me the warm and fuzzies.

So it makes me even happier that we are doing something right here, at Atlantic Photo, to help. Instead of donating to some far off (though well-deserving) charity, we want to help right here in our own backyard. We are, after all, a locally owned and operated small business who takes pride in our community.

So in that spirit we're going to be running a fundraiser and food drive for Feed Nova Scotia. And we need your help! There are a couple of ways to play along:

1. Drop by the store with a donation.

Small or big, a lot of stuff or a one item - it all helps! Toilet paper, paper towel, dry cereal, flour, sugar, pasta, pasta sauce, canned fruit, vegetable, beans, meat, and powdered or canned milk are all good ideas for donations. If you bring in a Kilogram or more of food for donation, we'll give you a $10 gift certificate for use in our store.*

2. Comment on this blog post.

We will donate $100 for every 100 comments on this blog entry. Our goal is to reach 500 comments. Tell us what camera you're using, share a great photo you've taken, or just say hello.

If we can reach our comment goal, then we'll double our donation - giving a total of $1000 to Feed Nova Scotia. Share our campaign with your friends and family, as the more people comment, the more Feed Nova Scotia benefits.

On the Feed Nova Scotia website, you can find yearly reports on food bank usage in Canada and specific provinces, like Nova Scotia. They report that last March, 851,014 people across Canada used food banks or similar programs. Which is an increase of 26% since 2008. In Nova Scotia alone, 22,505 people are said to have used the programs. Let's do everything we can to stock those shelves.

The blog donation contest will run from Monday, November 14th 2011 until Friday, December 16th 2011. We will be accepting donations in store up to Thursday December 15th. Comments must by from real people, spam comments will not be counted towards our donation total. "Spam" comments to be determined by us. One comment per day, per person. Leave your email address in the appropriate box for a special thank you at the end of the fundraiser.

*Gift certificates are one per person. Can only be used in store. One per purchase. Not exchangable for cash.