Square Roots is a social enterprise that tackles food insecurity and food waste in Nova Scotian communities through our Bundle Service. We purchase seconds produce in bulk from local farmers and sorted into 10lbs bundles which typically include root vegetables, fruits, and with our partnership with Hellmann’s, a full value coupon for any Hellmann’s product!
We currently have a dozen communities across Nova Scotia where you can buy a bundle on the last weekend of every month from our local Community Managers. We post the exact dates and times on our Facebook and Instagram the third week of every month along with what will be in the bundle that month!
In order to ensure that every household has access to fresh affordable bundles, Square Roots came up with a unique Social Pricing Model.
For 10lb bundles, you pay $10 if you can afford it, or $7.50 if you can’t.
Dear Square Roots Bundle customers,
We want to thank you all for supporting our project and allowing us to make a difference within our communities by combating food waste and food insecurity. In order to ensure that we can continue to make an impact and expand our reach to help more Canadians, we had to make some small changes to our project.
Over the past 4 amazing years our prices remained the same, despite rising costs. To meet the breakeven and to be able to continue our services, especially during the crisis we’re facing today, our bundles will now have a base price $7.50. However, you can still purchase a $10.00 bundle if you choose to do so, and the $2.50 donation will go to the Community Manager to help them to provide your community with affordable and accessible produce.
In other super exciting news, we’ve partnered with the delivery service OnDoor and we’ll be offering delivery for bundles starting September 19th! You can purchase a bundle for your location and pickup at the locations as usual, or for delivery, order through our website and select OnDoor Delivery if your delivery address qualifies.
If you are in need and would like to apply for a free bundle, you can do so through this application form below and if delivery is required you will only be responsible for the $1.99 fee.
We hope you understand our changes and we can not wait to have you continue supporting us in order for us to support you!