The Rebuilding 

Meal scheduling

The first step is scheduling your meal. Joan's Table provides meals to the Rebuilding on Wednesdays and Saturdays. We use a website called 'Take them a meal' to help us schedule and manage Joan's Table. Simply click 'schedule your meal' below and enter your details.

Meal planning​

There are 19 individuals at the Rebuilding. The schedule acts as coordination tool to enable you to join together with other donors to build a meal -  pot luck style. Beverages are not required as there is a milk program in place.

Alternatively, if you have the means or are coordinating the entire meal for 19 individuals please indicate on the schedule.  

The focus is on evening meals, but we welcome contributions toward breakfasts as well.  Here are some meal suggestions

Meal delivery

Please deliver meals to 5506 Cunard Street, Suite 100 any time before 4:30 pm on your scheduled day. 


You can do short stops by the door to deliver meals and supplies. Stop directly in front of the building and call staff at 902-406-3630. A staff member will meet you at your car to retrieve items. Alternatively, on-street parking available one block away on Creighton Street. A dolly is available on-site for your use for easier transportation.

If you are delivering a frozen meal you can do so during normal business hours. A phone call in advance is appreciated but not required.


Staff will greet you and receive the meal.  Please label any serving dishes you wish to reclaim. You can pick up your dishes at 5506 Cunard Street during regular business hours.  You do not need to bring plates or cutlery. 


We are not invited to serve the meal.  After years at shelters and soup kitchens – the tenants deeply value the experience and private dignity of serving their own meals and eating either alone or together.

Charitable receipt available

You are eligible to receive a charitable receipt from Shelter Nova Scotia for the ingredients and materials purchased or gift items. 

At meal delivery, submit your tallied expense receipts along with your name, address, and date of contribution.

Charitable receipts will be mailed to you from Shelter Nova Scotia following your donation.

Each thank you email you receive from Shelter Nova Scotia includes a donor record number.  You may like to keep this number for your records. This is not a critical step. 

Shelter Nova Scotia's Charitable Organization Registration number is 108027590RR0001  

A little connection goes a long way

It’s a nice practice (suggestion only) to include a card or note to make a personal connection with tenants.  Maybe explain why you picked this menu, why Joan’s Table matters, or your good wishes for a nice meal.  This is one way to make connections and build community with tenants.