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food drive | movita beaucoup

Hey there, fancy pants! I’ve got a favour to ask of you. You know, I’m pretty darn lucky to be living my dreams at baking school. Sure, I feel sick every day and cry a lot, but still – it’s wicked awesome. I’m sure I don’t have to tell you that there are many people who can’t afford tuition, ugly chefs’ clogs, pants that make you look like a dude, and books about bread. And I’m sure you know lots of people who can’t afford to cut back at work in order to study crap about flour. When I walk into the kitchens at school every morning, I know that there are a million people who would give anything – anything – to be as lucky as I am.

So here’s the thing, my Boulanger & Baking Art class at the Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) is competing in a food drive this week. We’re competing against other classes/trades to see who can bring in the most food to fill needy bellies. I like to win at EVERYTHING, but that’s not really the point. This is about feeding people. People and their kids. And we need your donations by Thursday morning (October 18th).

This brings me to my favour: if you live in the Halifax, Nova Scotia area, and can afford to donate a non-perishable food item or two, I’d love it if you would. Some of you are lucky enough to know me personally, so maybe we can find a way to get your donation into my hands. You can email me at movita{at} to get the ball rolling.

Now, it would also be über sa-weet if you are in a position to drop your donation off at the main office on the NSCC Akerley Campus (that’s at 21 Woodlawn Road, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia) – click here for a map. The office is real easy to find – you just go in the front doors and it’s directly to your left. Tell ’em movita beaucoup sent you. They won’t know who the hell that is, but whatever. We’re on a mission, people. Missions don’t stop for people who don’t get my celebrity status. Also, if you could share this plea with your local-to-me friends, that would be way awesome. Let’s use the internet for something other than porn.

If you drop something off, please let me know – I’d love to be able to thank you. And if you know a mass producer of canned goods who owes you a favour, maybe you could call it in…

And guys? Thanks.

P.S. Please consider donating food, cash or your time/skillz to your own local food bank!


  1. cravingsofalunatic on October 14, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    Dude I will pass this on to my brother and sis in law. They are in Woods Harbour but she works at the hospital. No promises but maybe I can bribe them with fudge to get them to spread the word. I’d offer to do a sex tape to help raise funds but no one really wants to see that.

    • movita beaucoup on October 14, 2012 at 8:37 pm

      AWESOME! You’re the best, Kim.

      And I can’t stress this enough: please do NOT make a sex tape.

  2. Chocolate Chilli Mango® on October 14, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    Girlfriend, if i were anywhere near Nova Scotia, I’d be in with a truckload of stuff. Hell, some have unkindly called my baking efforts “non-perishable” but I doubt a care package of that stuff would be appropriate seeing as we’re trying to help people.
    I hope you get lots of donations, help those who need it desperately, and secretly I hope you win so you can dance around like a dude in those fabulous chef’s clogs xxxx

  3. thekalechronicles on October 14, 2012 at 6:59 pm

    Good luck. All you Nova Scotians get over and donate to Ms. Movita Beaucoup (I’m exempt this time being a country, a coast and several states away). You Canadians always put us to shame anyway — might as well have a bigger, better food drive.

  4. Barbara Bamber | justasmidgen on October 14, 2012 at 8:25 pm

    Fantastic effort, Movita.. it’s an awesome idea to spread the word here. I can’t send food to you, but will take some to my own food bank. You’re right, we easily forget how lucky we are (even when crying in the kitchen) 😀 xx

  5. Rosie Beaucoup on October 14, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    I think I recognize those dear hands. They connect to a little heart that would be pained at the thought of another child suffering. We gave loads today on behalf of Lucy and Apolline, who are far, far away.

  6. Terri at Time To Be Inspired on October 14, 2012 at 11:46 pm

    Best of luck with the food drive. It’s an excellent idea and how unfortunate that there are always so many people in need. I will also make a special donation to a local food bank because of your plea.

  7. texydeb on October 15, 2012 at 2:52 am

    Reblogged this on debsthoughtstoday and commented:
    PLEASE read and help if you can by donating. If you can’t donate reblog! Go get’em Movita and the rest of your class!

  8. emma on October 15, 2012 at 8:20 am

    Wish I could help you out there in Nova Scotia: Canada’s Feed Some People Ocean Playground!

  9. spree on October 15, 2012 at 11:06 pm

    close to my heart this is…wish I were closer so I could help in your group’s efforts, but hey, hungry folks are everywhere, so with my dear Movita on my mind, I’ll give to the local food bank. Thank you friend, and good luck!

  10. Emily Lynne / The Best of this Life on October 17, 2012 at 6:42 pm

    Would love to be able to donate in your area – we have been giving donations at our food bank in Ottawa and our neighborhood. Everyone needs to eat 🙂

  11. heatherjay on October 21, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    Dear Movita,
    My intent had been to leave food on your doorstep. Which, I felt, would have been way better than stuffing your green bin full of lawn waste.

    Clearly, I didn’t make it to your house, but I wanted you to know that food has made its way to Feed Nova Scotia, just not via Movita, as it were. My students are also quite keen about their plans to participate in “We Scare Hunger” (formerly “Halloween for Hunger”), so I’ll send a little more through them, with you in mind.

    Sorry I wasn’t able to help you knock out the competition – hopefully you kicked some digital arts butt (or at least helped make the stock room at FNS a little more full).

  12. movita beaucoup on December 27, 2015 at 6:49 pm

    Comments on this post are now closed as it was published in October 2012.