Help with your groceries
I’ve posted on multiple moms groups and get a lot of questions about this, so I figured I’d share here too for people who don’t know.
WECAN is a bulk-buying program for meat and fresh produce. It does NOT have a threshold for income, meaning that you don’t have to be low income or on AISH to access it, it’s open to the public.
There are multiple pickup locations with varying times so you can likely find a depot in the city to work for your needs. If you can’t pick up you can send someone for you. If you don’t know anyone in the city at all who could pick up, talk to them about that and see if they can help you out. I have found them to be very accommodating. The volunteers who run the program are wonderful people.
For $25, you get 3 frozen meats, 3 fresh fruits and 3 fresh veggies.
For example, an order might contain:
Ground beef, chicken thighs and sausages
Apples, cantaloupe, oranges
Carrots, potatoes, celery
Each order will vary slightly but they don’t give random stuff that you can’t use. YOU CAN REQUEST NO PORK. I have been using this program for well over a year now and have always had fresh produce, and I order 4 full orders each time.
You can specify your orders too. Like if you need more meat, you can pay for that. It’s $25 for a complete order, the meat portion is $15, produce $10. I had tried to see if I could price match and use coupons to get my food that cheap and I just couldn’t do it.
I have been able to set a budget and stick to it using this program. It covers the basics, I add in dairy and pantry items as needed. I pay once a month, pick up once a month, and then repeat.
Times have been tough for many of us over the last while, this is a great way to be able to budget and lower food costs.