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Community Food Smart — April

Mar 31, 2020 | blog

Hello all!
In these strange times, to support affordable access to foods, and reduce the strain on our hard-working local grocers –we’re continuing to offer our bulk food bag program. We will be following Health Canada recommendations and practising social distancing and trunk delivery from our location. See further details on our safety precautions & protocols below, and get your order in soon!


Tantramar Community Food Smart orders for April! Pay by Thursday, April 2nd @ 4pm

Pickup 2pm-5:30pm Thursday, April 9th

What is Community Food Smart?

Community Food Smart is a bulk food buying club for Individuals/families keen on purchasing quality fruits and veggies at affordable prices. 

As a member, you have access to fresh produce once a month far below the usual cost of buying as an individual.

Cost Structure

$10 annual membership fee & $15 to access a produce every month!

How does it work?

Each month, you can place an order with a distribution partner in your community. Each food bag costs $15.00 and contains at least a $35 value of groceries. This includes produce staples like potatoes,  onions, carrots, apples, bananas and a few surprises every month too.

  • The deadline to place your order is THURSDAY, April 2nd.
  • The pickup window for 64 Main Street is 2pm-5:30pm on Thursday, April 9th.
  • To volunteer, for more information or to become a distribution partner, please email our Community Food Intern Nadine at foodtantramar@gmail.com.

In the face of COVID-19, we want you to know that our volunteer group is working hard to ensure we have a safe way to pack and deliver bags. We will continue to monitor public health recommendations, and re-evaluate the situation as changes come up.

Here are some additional precautions we’re taking: 

  • Only accepting electronic money transfers for orders;
  • Not accepting any returned bags at this time (and waiving the usual $1 fee);
  • Partnering with the Middle Sackville Baptist Church to use infrastructure and current volunteer base for food packing;
  • Using a smaller group of volunteers to pack (no more than six) and a separate group to deliver bags;
  • Spreading out food packing over two days (if necessary) to ensure our volunteers can manage the number of orders safely, and without overexerting;
  • Maintaining strong food safety measures during packing (as well as added hand washing).

Pick up locations and contacts

Dorchester: Judy Young Melanson – judy.melanson@cecnb.ca or call 506-866-3346

MASU in Sackville: Elise Vaillancourt – masuexternal@mta.ca or 506-609-0028

Sackville Commons: e-transfer to impact@coworksackville.com or 506-939-2232 (office) 902 789 1392 (cell)

Port Elgin Regional School: Becky Doyle – Rebecca.Doyle@nbed.nb.ca or 506-866-6888

Please email foodtantramar@gmail.com with any questions,



Your Tantramar Community Food Smart Team