About Us

Learn more about Food Depot Alimentaire

How to Help

Provincial Food Distribution

• We collect 10 million dollars worth of product to the network every year

• We provide door to door delivery

• We maintain a 15 000 square food storage warehouse with industrial capacity refrigeration

• Supporting 22 000 visits to food banks each month in New Brunswick

• Providing 5000 breakfasts to schools daily

• Supporting Local through a local food buying strategy!

Our Team

Food Depot Alimentaire is operated by a Board of Directors, a small staff and a large group of volunteers.

Board Directors

Dale Hicks – President
Gary Jamieson – Vice President
Francis Melanson – Treasurer
Mindee-Sue Walker
Remi Belliveau

Honorary Board Members

Neil McKeil
Emery Brison
Ray Gould

Food Depot Alimentaire Staff

Vacant – Executive Director
Ian Harvey – Administrator
Steve MacIntyre – Director of Warehouse Operations
Ken Canning – Food Procurement & Transportation Logistics
Natalia Startsev – Inventory Controls
Don Killam – Provincial Transport Driver
Paul Henri – Student Nutrition Transport Driver
Tony Gerbert – Local Transport Driver
Nick Freeman – Forklift Operator
Donna Eagles – 5050 Coordinator
Kristine McNeil – 5050 Coordinator
Carrie Delaney –
Membership Coordinator

Join our Network! 

Are you a food security organization providing food to people in your community in the province of New Brunswick? Are you filling an identified need in food security programming? (I.e meal program) 

The New Brunswick Food Depot Alimentaire is the new provincial association of food banks for Food Banks Canada, supporting a national network of over 3000 food banks, kitchens, shelters, and nonprofits supporting food security across the country.

Currently, New Brunswick has 62 member agencies. 

  • Joining this network provides your organization with the opportunity to access provincial and national -food supply purchases and donations free of charge
  • food retail program gives access to food recovery initiatives for member agencies
  • funding opportunities through grants, specified donations, and national campaigns
  • Support through network standards, communications, and sharing of best practices among members. 
  • Access to Link2Feed database system at free of charge

At the NBFDA we support close collaboration and sharing of resources between agencies. Our application to the membership is two-tiered. 

The initial inquiry will allow our Advisory Committee to review the organization’s needs and location and determine whether the organization has the potential to partner with a local food bank as a “satellite” to receive support. The local food bank or agency would then provide administration support, donations, and access to services through their own membership.

The criteria for review includes 

  • Location and proximity of local food bank or current member agency
  • Description of programs, number of people served and evaluate possible duplication of services
  • Identify barriers to access within community for certain populations (BIPOC, religion etc)
  • Identify capacity within community and potentials for partnerships

The final inquiry will be in the form of a proposal requesting more detailed information about your organization’s governance, operations, statistics, and programming. 

Annual Membership Fees: 

$250 Small food bank – 1-299 individuals served

$500 Medium food bank – 300-599 individuals served

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 tickets 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 are located in Moncton, Riverview, Richibucto, and Port Elgin.
  • IN MONCTON: AC Convenience; Salisbury Road PetroCan; Westmount Service Center; 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.

Contact us at 506-800-0803 or send an email to: 5050@fooddepot.ca

(Lottery License # 0432818 164 001)

THANK YOU

for supporting this draw that helps us help so many families in our communities!

Donate

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.

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 many it appears to be a one-
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 Stutltz Turkey Drive, which you can learn more about on our Donations page.

For many New Brunswickers and Canadians, hunger is a real challenge that they must face in their daily lives.

On average, Moncton’s two community kitchens serve 740 meals to men, women and children each day.

In this past year, we have…..

  • Supplied food banks and soup kitchens with more than 2.5 million pounds of food.
  • Served more than 1,100,000 meals, 30,000 of which were served to families. Out of these 30,000 families, a little more than 40,000 adults and 18,000 children under the age of 18 were fed.
  • Logged more than 20,000 volunteer hours at our distribution centre. This doesn’t include the numerous volunteers at individual food banks.

Our Programs

Student Nutrition Program

Providing healthy breakfasts in schools

For more info contact Info@fooddepot.ca

Visit the Breakfast Club of Canada’s Website
Here

Our student nutrition program is:

  • Available free of charge to ALL schools in Francophone and Anglophone that are located in Moncton
  • Bulk purchasing and storing capacity through a central Hub
  • Gives ALL students have access to a nutritious breakfast on a daily basis
  • Support with program resources and opportunities for equipment grants through Breakfast Clubs of Canada

Schools with access to the Student Nutrition Program

1. Dorchester
2. Salem
3. TRHS
4. Port Elgin
5. Marshview Middle 
6. Systema
7. Salisbury (Tony) 
8. Beaverbrook
9. Shediac Cape
10. Rexton Elementary

11. Eleanor W Graham Middle
12. Forest Glen
13. Maplehurst
14. Edith Cavell
15. Sunny Brae
16. Lewisville
17. Bernice MacNaughton
18. Le Sommet
19. Le Mascaret
20. Mountain View Irishtown

21. Bessborough
22. Hillsborough Elementary (Tony)
23. Caledonia High Lunch (Tony)
24. Riverside Consolidated (Tony)
25. Queen Elizabeth
26. Evergreen
27. Harrison Trimble
28. Birchmount
29. Magnetic Hill
30. Saint-Henri

31. Ecole Champlain
32. West Riverview
33. Riverview Middle
34. Frank L Bowser
35. Riverview East
36. Riverview High
37. Hillcrest
38. Moncton High

Food Recovery Program

Together we can make Moncton a zero waste city

In October 2016, in partnership with Food Banks Canada and the City of Moncton, the Food Depot Alimentaire launched their Greater Moncton Food Recovery Program! The FRP is a collaborative program made up of 7 agencies across Greater Moncton who benefit from food recovered products on a weekly basis. The Food Depot Alimentaire facilitates the program by gathering retail partners to donate their food once it is ready to be pulled from the shelves, including meat, fish, produce and dairy. Our refrigerated vehicle run regular pickups based on the partners needs and once the food is returned to our warehouse it is divided among member agencies. Time-sensitive food is sent to our Medavie Community Kitchen for preservation. Food Depot Alimentaire ensures all food safety standards are met. To get involved please contact us at 506-800-0803 or at Info@fooddepot.ca

Together we can make Greater Moncton a ZERO waste city!

Our Participating Retailers: Sobeys, Atlantic Superstore, Atlantic Wholesale Cash & Carry and Costco.

Food Recovery Program Partners

Food Recovery Program Information

The Food Depot Alimentaire in partnership with the City of Moncton, Food Banks Canada and local non-profit food agencies have identified the need for a centralized city-wide Food Recovery Program.

Listed Members of the Food Recovery Program

  1. Peter McKee Food Centre (Food Bank)
  2. Karing Kitchen (Meals)
  3. Ray of Hope Kitchen (Meals)
  4. Maison Nazareth (Meals)
  5. Crossroads for Women (Meals and Pantry)
  6. Harvest House (No Meat Product, Meals)
  7. Salvation Army Moncton (Pantry)
  8. Second Mile (Food Bank)
  9. Albert County (Food Bank)
  10. Youth Quest (Pantry)
  11. John Howard Society (Meals)
  12. United Way / Inspiration Café (Senior Meals)
  13. St. George Church (Breakfast)

Program Objectives:

  • Reduce food waste specifically fresh foods in local area grocery stores and markets
  • A centralized system to bring efficiencies and reduce workload for retailers and NPOs
  • Create transportation logistics and reduce carbon food-print
  • Increase food safety by keeping the cold chain, and proper warehouse storage
  • Increase food security for individuals and families who need the food

Annual Reports

Annual Report
2016-2017

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Annual Report
2017-2018

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Annual Report
2018-2019

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Year-End Financial Report
2018

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Year-End Financial Report
2019

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Year-End Financial Report
2020

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