Food Support

Chebucto Connections is committed to providing fresh produce, bread, eggs and friendly faces.

Due to the increase of folks struggling with food insecurity and budget restraints we are making a few changes to registrations for produce packs to make it fairer, more predictable and less competitive.
Registration for food support guidelines:
  • Each household can only register for one produce pack per month;
  • You may only register for yourself;
  • Registration will done using a first come, first serve method until all spots are filled. Please only leave one message;
  • You will receive a phone call or text the following day to confirm the pick up time and day;
  • Food not picked up during the allotted time will not be held (this food will go to support folks on our waitlist);
  • If you consistently do not pick up your food we may ask you to refrain from registering;
  • Delivery is only available to those living in the Spryfield/Sambro Loop area with severe mobility concerns.

These produce packs are intended for those who are low income and struggling with food insecurity. We rely on honesty and self-identification and ask that if you are having an abundant week and are not in need, please let us know so we can give it to the next person in line. **Note – We will not discuss or answer questions about anyone accessing our services.** 

We ask for patience and kindness. Abusive language or behavior towards staff, volunteers or other community members will not be tolerated.

To receive a produce pack please call the office to register at 902-477-0964 ext 10 or text 902-471-5119 on the registration dates 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.

Produce Packs are possible through grants and donors.