The province announced it will be investing $1.3 million in supports for vulnerable Nova Scotians who are struggling during the third wave of the pandemic.
On Monday, Premier Iain Rankin announced the funding which is aimed at helping those residents get the food they need.
"We're going to invest $1.3 million to a number of organizations, primarily Feed Nova Scotia who is representative of about 140 food banks across the province," said Rankin. "That money will immediate go out to deal with the food insecurity that's present in communities."
Feed Nova Scotia will receive $1 million to support member organizations and the COVID-19 Food Box program which is a volunteer-based program, delivering food boxes to Nova Scotians in need.
The province says Family Resource Centres will receive $200,000 and $100,000 will go to smaller food banks not included in the Feed Nova Scotia network and charitable organizations across Nova Scotia, including the United Way of Cape Breton.
According to the province, there are roughly 150,000 Nova Scotians who are considered food insecure.