Chebucto Connections is committed to providing fresh produce, bread, eggs and friendly faces.
To receive a produce pack please call the office on Wednesday’s to register at 902-477-0964 ext 10 and leave your name, number and a brief message. Please see poster below for registration and pick up dates.
What are we doing?
With the rising cost of rent and power, as well as inflation, food has become the item that most folks are opting not to buy to cover other essential costs like rent and medications. Food insecurity and unhealthy diets make folks more vulnerable to chronic conditions such as diabetes and heart disease which directly contributes to higher costs and more strain on our fragile healthcare system. To help ease the burden of those struggling with food insecurity we give out 100+ produce packs on a bi-weekly basis to community members to help boost their food budget. We believe that access to nutrient dense fresh food is a right and as a community development agency we are committed to developing and delivering, innovative programs that address key community issues.
Why do we do this?
- Food insecurities contribute to higher healthcare cost
- Food insecurity is associated with childhood mental health problems such as hyperactivity and inattention
- Adults with food insecurity are more vulnerable to chronic conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and back problems
- The risk in both children, youth and adults experiencing anxiety disorder, depression and suicidal thoughts increases with food insecurity.
The Canadian Food Guide encourages people to eat a well balanced diet that includes plenty of vegetables and fruit. Eating a well balanced diet is costly making it hard for people that are on a tight budget the luxury of providing such a diet to themselves and family.
The Community Market is made possible through funding from United Way of Halifax, Community Food Centres Canada, Building Vibrant Communities Program and our generous Donors.