Good Food Box Program

Good Food BoxThe Good Food Box program makes quality, fresh foods available at reasonable prices, while promoting community involvement and supporting local agriculture.

Call (807) 345-7819 or (807) 628-5768 for more information

What is the Good Food Box?

The Good Food Box is a non-profit program for families and individuals who want to purchase quality, fresh produce at a lower price than shopping at grocery stores.

You can purchase a family box for $20 or an individual box for $12. Boxes are ordered and paid for by the first Thursday of each month. Food is packed and distributed from a main site to local host sites for pick up the second last Thursday of each month. This means food is accessible at a time when some have less money available for buying food.

What Comes in the Box?

Every month the boxes are filled with fresh produce some of which is locally grown. Here is a list of some vegetables, leafy greens and fruits you may receive, depending on the season;

Tomatoes, cucumbers, lettuce, peas, beans, carrots, onions, squash, broccoli, spinach, potatoes, beets, apples, strawberries and cantaloupes.

Benefits

• A box of fresh fruits and vegetables avavilable in your neighbourhood monthly
• Enjoy adding a variety of nutritious foods to your diet
• Save money
• A way to get connected and involved in your community
• Knowing where your food comes from and how it is produced
• Enjoy trying out a recipe or food tip from our monthly newsletter

How Do I Join?

• To order a Good Food Box, or to become a host site, please call (807) 345-7819
• Make your cash payment with your order on the First Thursday of the month  (no cheques accepted)
• The Thunder Bay Good Food Box pick up date is the second-last Thursday of every month
• Neighbourhood times and locations will be assigned upon registration
• Sorry, no deliveries.

How Can You Help?

• Help sort and pack the produce
• Be a host site! Get a group of friends and neighbours together!
• Help deliver the produce to neighbourhood sites
• Help produce the monthly newsletter
• Contribute recipes, food and cooking tips to the monthly newsletter
• $$$ to help subsidize food

The Good Food Box program is administrated by Northwestern Ontario Women’s Centre (the Lakehead Social Planning Council is a host site).
 
For more information, please phone (807) 345-7819 or visit www.nwowomenscentre.org
 
 
 

 

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