BAG PartnershipBetter Access to Groceries (BAG) is a non-profit program under the Chalmers Neighbourhood Renewal Corporation (CNRC) sponsored Essential Foods in Elmwood and in partnership with Together In Elmwood (TIE) Parent Child Coalition, Chalmers Community Centre, Elmwood Community Resource Centre and other community partners and dedicated volunteers. Our mission is to provide the Chalmers neighbourhood and surrounding Elmwood community better access to fresh and low-cost fruits and vegetables, as well as promote community engagement activities and healthy eating. You can learn more about BAG on the Facebook Group: BAG – Better Access to Groceries 

Please contact Jacquie at to order!

How does BAG work? Watch the video to below!

Frequently Asked Questions:

When do I order?
Anytime before the deadline:  9:00 am the day before pick-up.

When do I pick-up my BAG order?
Every 2nd Tuesday between 1:30 pm and 6:00 pm.

Where do I pick-up BAG?
Chalmers Community Centre, 480 Chalmers Ave. 

How much does BAG cost?

$5.00 – Small Produce BAG Fruits & Vegetables

$10.00 –  Large Produce BAG Fruits & Vegetables 

$20.00 – X-Large Produce BAG Fruits & Vegetables

How do I pay?

What do I need to bring?

Reusable shopping bag

How do I order?
To order contact us with:

  • your name
  • address
  • phone number
  • order quantity:

Please email or phone (204) 669-0750

Who can order?
We are limiting new order requests to the Elmwood/Glenelm area and Chalmers Neighbourhood Renewal Corporation boundaries which are:
 (west Henderson, north Munroe, east Raleigh and south Red River).

*If you do not reside within the boundaries, you may asked to be put on the waiting list and we will contact you if a spot opens up.

What if I can’t pick-up my BAG?
If you cannot pick-up your BAG, please contact us by EMAIL or PHONE by 9:00 am, the day before BAG. 

What if I forget to pick-up my BAG?
We understand that a missed pick-up for BAG may happen. Because of the extensive demand, if it happens a second time, your order request may be moved to the waiting list to open up a space for another interested community member.

Can I volunteer for BAG?
Yes, BAG offers volunteer experience on BAG Pick-up from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm (for approximately 1-2 hours). Ten (10) volunteer hours = One Free Produce BAG.

Recipe BAGs (Ingredients List)

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