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Food Insecurity in Sackville

Updated: Feb 20

There are two resources in Sackville serving the community in need of food:

The Sackville Food Bank

Located at 9B Willow Lane, the Sackville Food Bank aims to “relieve hunger and improve the well-being of the greater Sackville community through the distribution of healthy food, education and advocacy.” 

                                 Open:  Tuesdays 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

                                             Wednesdays 9:00 am - 11:00 am


          Telephone:         506-536-4164


          Donations to the Sackville Food Bank made be made through the SUC    

          office, through the Sackville Food Bank website or directly to the Sackville 

          Food Bank.   Food items are appreciated.   However, due to this year’s high 

          demand on the services of the Food Bank, cash donations are preferred.


         An additional service available to clients at the Sackville Food Bank is

         offered by The Rotary Club of Sackville.    Books for children purchased by 

         Sackville Rotary from Sackville’s “Tidewater Books” are made available free 

         of charge to families each week.  


Mount Allison University Food Bank

Located at the Wallace McCain Student Centre, the food bank is open to all MTA students.

Donations of non-perishable food items (that are not expired) are accepted, as well as $25.00 gift cards to local grocery stores.  These donations may be made directly to the MTA Food Bank.

                                 Open:  Monday-Friday 3:00-6:00pm

          Email:      foodbank@mta.cA  


Canada is the only G7 country without a national school lunch programme.



According to Statistics Canada (2021) 1.4 million children living in the Canadian provinces lived in food-insecure households.



According to Food Banks Canada, the top reasons people in New Brunswick accessed a food bank in 2022 were due to food costs, low provincial assistant rates, and housing costs.


According to Statistics Canada (2023), over half of all food-insecure households in Canada are working households.


According to Statistics Canada (2023), New Brunswick has the second highest rate (19%) of households using Food Banks with 5.9% in the severe category.  Alberta has the highest at 20.3%.

Respectfully submitted,

Gary MacDonald

List of Food Items Needed

For school lunches:

  • granola bars, fruit cups, small yogurts, tuna, peanut butter, Cheez Whiz, jams, etc.

Also needed for families and single adults:

  • cereal

  • crackers, cookies

  • pancake mix and maple 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

  • pasta meals (KD, Side Kicks, etc.)

  • pasta sauce, canned tomatoes

  • rice and rice meals

  • instant coffee, regular coffee, tea bags

  • children's diapers (all sizes from newborn to pull ups)

  • baby wet wipes

  • toilet paper and tissues

  • sanitary products (pads and Tampex)

  • dish detergent

  • toothpaste and toothbrushes

  • deodorant

  • shampoo

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