People and programs 11/30/2015

“I can't explain to you the feeling of defeat when you know you have to eat something that’s going to put you in pain, because there’s nothing else to eat; the loneliness that comes from being alone in an apartment day in and day out because you can’t afford to go anywhere. It’s just a never-ending cycle.
Well, since coming to the Dartmouth North Community Food Centre in August, my health both mental and physical have improved. Getting healthy meals and affordable food has made it so I have a choice about what goes into my body. This has made an impact on what I am able to do physically and has made me feel better.
Mentally I feel better because I’m no longer stressed over pain. I feel better because I have a place other than my apartment to go, to eat, to be around people or to just sit by myself. I just started volunteering. I even joined a cooking class!
All of this, it all started with the healthy meals program. I can never express how much the Community Food Centre has made a major impact on my life, not just physically but mentally as well. I have no way to say thank you except to let you know how important the Centre and these people are to me right now, and how grateful I am that someone’s thoughts and actions brought this to our community." – Susie, Dartmouth North 

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