Food Depot Alimentaire (FDA) is a registered, non profit charitable organization that serves food banks, community kitchens, school programs and other supportive agencies across New Brunswick. Our primary functions include food storage and distribution, fundraising, food collection and advocacy for the people we serve and the agencies we support
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This past year alone, individual donations have helped us feed more than 1,100,000 people, 30,000 of whom were families. Learn how to to make your own contribution in How to Help and keep an eye on our calendar for upcoming fundraisers!
Charity Golf Tournaments
Come join the fun! Each year, we’re proud to host both the Harvest Cup Charity Classic and the Caledonia Cup for Hunger Awareness. Raise funds for those less fortunate while enjoying great food, great laughs and great friends. Check our calendar for upcoming dates and get in touch to register your team, become a sponsor, donate an auction item or for any other information.
Hunger Awareness Week 2019
How can you help?
- We encourage you to drop one or more food items in a Food Depot
Alimentaire donation bin, located at most major shopping centres.
- We’ll provide you with a tax receipt for the full amount of your donation.
- Volunteer for one or more of the many activities scheduled throughout the week.
- See below for details!
Christmas Aid Program
Ensuring that 1,800 families receive the joy of a traditional Christmas dinner and food to sustain them throughout the holidays is no small feat, and we’re continually astounded by the number of volunteers and local businesses who volunteer their time to make donations and deliver boxes for our Christmas Aid Program.
“Overall, this is our biggest project of the year in terms of funds required and food
distributed” says FDA vice president and project coordinator Carla Ayles.
“Just the number of volunteers alone is surprising. To
day activity but in reality, this is a two-month project from start to finish”.
Registration for a Christmas box takes place each year from the end of October to mid- December. If you’re interested, please contact the distribution centre or Peter McKee Community Food Centre. All donations can be made during our Sue
Our weekly 50/50 draw gives us a steady stream of revenue that – in addition to buying food – helps pay the administrative costs not covered by donations and/or grants.
Once you register at one of our designated locations, you may purchase individual tickets for $2 each, three tickets for $5 or 10 tickets for $10. Public draws are held Wednesdays at 1:00 pm at the distribution centre and the winners are contacted shortly afterwards.
Please note that you must pay a minimum of $2 each week to activate a ticket. Otherwise, it will be considered a non-winning ticket if drawn. Your name will remain in the draw each week until you deactivate your account.
The more tickets you buy, the greater your chances of winning!
Players can purchase their ticket(s) at any of the following locations.
Any of the Needs convenience stores located in Moncton, Riverview, Richibucto, and Port Elgin. Other locations include:
IN MONCTON: AC Convenience, PetroCan Salisbury Road, Westmount Service Center and Circle K on St George Blvd and Lakeside Convenience
IN RIVERVIEW: The Rite Stop, Circle K Riverview, Point Park PetroCan
IN DIEPPE: Dieppe Shell Blvd Adelard Savoie
IN SHEDIAC: Belliveau Grocery, Vestiaire St Joseph and Gas Bar, and Wilsons Gas Stop
IN SACKVILLE: Circle K Irving in Sackville
FOOD DEPOT WEEKLY 50/50 DRAW
We all have heard how it “takes a village to raise a child”, well in that same vain we believe it “takes a community to feed its hungry”.
How Does the Food Depot 50/50 Draw Work? You must be registered to play. Register by providing your name and phone number at any of the retail outlets listed below and you will be assigned a PLAYER NUMBER which will also be your TICKET NUMBER. At the start of each weekly draw, one ticket with the TICKET NUMBER on it for every registered player will physically drop into a large drum at the Food Depot Alimentaire. On draw day, Food Depot draws ONE ticket from the drum and identifies through the computer if the number on the ticket drawn was purchased that week. If you purchased your $2.00 ticket for that draw and your ticket is drawn on Draw Day, you would be a WINNER and collect one-half of the jackpot. If you DID NOT purchase your $2.00 ticket for that draw and your ticket is drawn, then you would be a NON-WINNER, collect zero and the entire jackpot would roll over to the next week. All tickets are then removed from the drum and the process repeats itself the following week. You do not have to be at home at the time of the draw to win. The winner has 12 months from the draw date to claim their winnings. The purchase of 3/$5.00 activates the ticket already in the drum as well as drops two additional tickets into the drum for a total of three chances to win and a 10/$10.00 purchase activates the ticket in the drum and drops an additional nine ticket into the drum for a total of ten chances to win. The “- #” after each ticket number indicates the individual ticket in the drum for that draw. There is no limit on the number of tickets you can purchase.
Where Do You Register and Play Each Week? Players can purchase their ticket(s) at any of the following locations at any time. ANY OF THE NEEDS CONVENIENCE STORES located in Moncton, Riverview, Richibucto, and Port Elgin. Other locations include: IN MONCTON: AC Convenience; Salisbury Road PetroCan; Westmount Service Center and St George Blvd Circle K; Lakeside Convenience; Caledonia Industrial Park Shell Service Station; Horseman Road Shell Service Station IN RIVERVIEW: The Rite Stop; Riverview Circle K; Point Park PetroCan IN DIEPPE: Dieppe Shell Blvd Adelard Savoie IN SHEDIAC: Belliveau Grocery and Gas Bar; Vestiaire St Joseph and Wilsons Gas Stop IN SACKVILLE: Circle K Irving
Can Players Purchase Tickets in Advance or Online? You are able to purchase tickets for future draws at any of the locations listed above for up to one year (52 weeks). You can still purchase additional tickets on the current draw at any time. Tickets are not available for sale online at this time.
When Is The Draw? The draw will occur each Wednesday afternoon at 1:00 pm at Food Depot. The winner will be contacted by phone and the winning number posted on our website, Facebook Page and Twitter. The name of the winner or non-winner is posted on the terminal screen at each retail location until the next draw.
How Do I Change My Name or Contact Information or Withdraw From The Draw? You must contact Food Depot Alimentaire to change your name, contact information or to have your draw number suspended indefinitely; otherwise, your number will be registered and in play indefinitely.
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for supporting this draw that helps us help so many families in our communities!
Located in the Caledonia Industrial Park, our 12,000 square foot warehouse hosts a large walk-in freezer and refrigeration unit, which allows us to store over 2.5 million pounds of dry, fresh and frozen food annually.
Peter Mckee Community Food Centre
Along with other community initiatives, we’re proud to operate the Peter Mckee Food Centre (
Volunteers are the lifeblood of our organization. Collectively 30,0000 volunteer hours are given each year to assist Food Depot Alimentaire and the Peter Mckee Food Centre in everything from food delivery and maintenance to administrative support and intake procedures. If you’re interested in using an hour or two of your time to make a difference, let us know today!
News & Upcoming Events
Keep updated on all upcoming events such as Hunger Awareness Week, our Christmas Food Program and much more!
The 20th annual “spring concert” by the Metrotones, originally planned for June 13th at the Wesleyan Centre, has been officially cancelled due to the current COVID-19 situation.
The cancelling of the concert precludes the chorus from assisting local charities with food and funds in the normal fashion. However, given the increasing demand on food banks the Metrotones want to reach out to their supporters to assist the Food Depot Alimentaire nonetheless.
“Our chorus group was obviously disappointed at having to cancel our June concert, but we still wanted to be able to give back to the community through our loyal followers” said chorus director Peter Butler.
From now until June 13th, the scheduled date of the cancelled concert, the Metrotones are asking the community to make a donation of at least the price of a concert ticket ($10) and/or make a food donation in the bins located at all three Sobeys locations in Moncton (Vaughn Harvey, Elmwood Drive, Mountain Rd).
Monetary donations can be made a variety of ways:
- Dropping off at the FDA warehouse or Peter McKee Centre;
- Dropping off at 7 Borden St in Riverview or 80 Pleasant Rd-Unit 116 in Moncton;
- Direct mail to FDA;
- On-line at FDA website – look for the Metrotones button;
- Via an email bank transfer to Moncton.email@example.com with password “Paul Newman” – Directly to any members of the Metrotones chorus.
“This is an extraordinary initiative by the Metrotones but comes as no surprise given their focus on local charities” says FDA president Dale Hicks. “They are a special group in our community”.
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