Whether you are in need or seeking to help in the Tantramar Region, here are some resources for you!

Even though we’re not open to the public, we’re trying to help figure out ways to help during these troubling times- and we’ve been hearing a lot of food security and access concerns from our community. The reality is, some people are about to face food insecurity for the first times in their lives in addition to the high number of people in our region who already struggle making ends meet— and we need to support our community needs!

**While engaging in all forms of assistance, we will be following the most recent precautions for COVID-19, including using gloves, regular handwashing, masks (when possible), social distancing, hand sanitizer, food-grade sanitizer and limiting the number of people in our spaces. Please be mindful do to the evolving situation, our activities, protocols and precautions may shift. **

Food For Families

We’re offering space to the Tantramar School Food Response at The Commons. We want to emphasize that if you *aren’t* in need, but you suspect you may need some food support in the coming weeks? It’s incredibly helpful if you get in touch so we can rally support! Adding your name to the list actually helps us get more support stepping forward.

HUGE and Special thanks to Breakfast Clubs of Canada, Middle Sackville Baptist Church, Food Depot Alimentaire, Lindsay Cary, Tara Albert and many more for making such help possible 🙂 Pickup of family food packages will be available at The Commons on Wednesdays 4pm-6pm and some deliveries are also available across Tantramar.

For more information: Please contact tantramarschoolfood@gmail.com or leave a message at 536-2615 and they will get back to you as soon as possible. Check the Salem Home & School page– assistance available for Dorchester, Port Elgin, Sackville and all Tantramar High School feeder areas. To remove obstacles for care, there is no ‘proof of need’ necessary– just confirmation of the number of people in your household.

Update: Food packages are available for all Tantramar families needing extra assistance at this time. Packages include milk, eggs, cheese, applesauce, granola bars, bread, bagels, peanut butter, cereal, apples and oranges. Deliveries are available. Please contact tantramarschoolfood@gmail.com or leave a message at 536-2615 and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
If you do not need assistance now but think you will in future weeks, please let us know. We want to help and this will help us with food ordering and planning
Please spread the word! There are breakfast and snack packages available for Tantramar school families in need. Please share this poster so it can reach all those that need it. ❤️

Other ways you can help people facing food insecurity:

One of our founding members, Daybreak Peer Support Network, is also seeking donations and provide *essential* services in our region.

“Daybreak is working to support individuals and families who are facing many additional mental health and financial challenges in this time of physical distancing and isolation. We welcome donations so we can continue to offer care packages and other support.”

Please e-transfer to

Sackville Food Bank

The Sackville Food Bank is looking for ongoing donations, and occasionally need drivers, assistance and less vulnerable populations to help out 🙂 They are located at  9-B Willow Lane, Sackville.

 Donations can be dropped off on Tuesdays at 10:00 am or Wednesdays between 8:30 and noon. Wednesdays are when they are open for clients!>

Here is a list of the things they always need:

  • Things for kids’ lunches – granola bars, cups of fruit, small cups of yogurt, tuna, flaked meats, sandwich meats, peanut butter and jam, etc.
  • Cereal
  • Crackers, Cookies
  • Pancake mix and syrup
  • Baking needs (flour, sugar, shortening, baking powder, salt, etc.)
  • Canned and fresh fruit
  • Canned and fresh vegetables
  • Canned tuna and meats
  • Cans of baked beans
  • Cans of soup (esp. tomato)
  • Pasta and pasta meals (KD)
  • Spaghetti sauce and canned tomatoes
  • Rice and rice meals
  • Instant coffee and teabags
  • Children’s diapers (all sizes from newborn to pull-ups)
  • Baby Wet Wipes,
  • Toilet paper
  • Sanitary products
  • Dish and Laundry detergents
  • Hand soap
  • Toothpaste and Toothbrushes
  • Deodorant
  • Shampoo

**The Food Bank also has been seeking hand sanitizer to help aid COVID-19prevention measures.

If you haven’t made a donation yet but would to like to, you can now donate online. Just go to the link and look for Sackvillle Food Bank: https://www.canadahelps.org/en/dn/47373

Here is more information on Dorchester Food Bank and PEDVAC-– home of the Port Elgin Food bank.