The local foodbank wants $5,000 to $6,000 from the town of Digby to help its pay for day-to-day operational expenses.
The foodbank has recently moved from the old nurse's residence beside the Digby General Hospital to the old Fairway Insurance building at 1 Warwick Street.
"The building is in an ideal location and layout and we are fortunate to have this building provided to us free of charge," wrote the Foodbank's president Roger Tibbetts to town council on March 21 this year.
At the old location, the hospital took care of the heat, electricity water and sewage bills, but the foodbank will have to start paying those themselves at the new location.
Based on past bills, Tibbets estimates the water and sewer bill could be $500. He puts the electricity bill at $4,500 but that's based on bills with little heat on, no lights and none of the foodbank's fridges and freezers plugged in.
The foodbank currently has 350 families registered, up 100 from last year.
Council moved the request to its budget meetings, which take place in early summer.