What It's All About
Sunday Suppers provides a hot meal and basic needs support every Sunday from 4-5:30pm for 175-225 people of all ages who are experiencing food scarcity. All are welcome. We build community with marginalized folks in a way that communicates value, worth, and dignity.
We offer a hybrid model, welcoming guests into our space for a sitdown supper and time with community, as well as continuing to offer takeaway meals for those who do not wish to come inside.
How Can I Contribute?
All volunteers are welcome to join us, no commitment necessary. Youth volunteers (16 and under) are also welcome with an adult. Please arrive at the Edward Street door by 3:15pm to get started.
If you would like to volunteer together with your group (5 or more people), please email us beforehand.
Each week, in order to serve our guests, we need 16 large casseroles. These casseroles are made by various groups. If you are part of a group who would like to be added to the schedule or would be willing to be called upon to cook when we are short on casseroles, please email us.
Baked goods and fresh fruit are welcome any Sunday. Please bring your treat before 4:30pm
Financial donations are important to keep us up and running, so we can purchase needed supplies and supplement food items. Donate with CanadaHelps or see the 'Contribute' page for more ways to give.
We Couldn't Do This Without You
Did you know?
Sunday Suppers is fully volunteer led and run; for the community, by the community.
We even have some volunteers who have been with us for more than 20 years!
Thank you to the many amazing volunteers, groups, partners, and other supporters who make it all happen. We couldn't do this without you! Find out more below.
P.S. Don't forget our indefatigable Sunday Suppers Volunteer Coordinators:
Kathy McKay and Elaine Churchill.
A Bit of History
Sundays Suppers began in 1985 at Christmas time when a Bible study group from a local church was studying a passage from the gospel of Luke 14, one of the stories about Jesus’ life.
In this story, Jesus tells his disciples that when they throw a party or a banquet, rather than inviting those who could return the gesture or those who are already invited to many parties, they should invite the poor, the lonely, the marginalized, the disabled...those who were not being invited to parties.
This Bible study wanted to apply this passage they were studying so they decided to have a Christmas dinner party for those in Halifax who were hungry and in need of food. That first dinner was a success and the group realized that there was not a meal for the hungry on Sunday nights so Sunday Suppers began.
Because of support from the community and amazing volunteers, Sunday Suppers is still serving those in our city who are hungry on Sunday evenings.
- Feed Nova Scotia
- Kin Club
- Progress Club
- Little Ceasar’s
- IMP Group
- Christ Church
- First Congregational First Baptist
- Good Shepherd Grace Chapel
- St. Peter's Anglican Church
- Bethany United Church
- All Nations Full Gospel Church Halifax
- Korean Church
- Rockingham United Church
- St. Andrew's United Church
- Real Life
- Faith City Church
- St. David's Church Halifax
- Dartmouth Christian Church
- Lifesong Church Neighborhood Group
- Renu & Family
It's Your Community
You can be part of the Sunday Suppers community too!
Information about volunteering and cooking is above, and you can email us to find out more.