of Quinte




of Quinte

“Helping to Build a Stronger Community since 1989″

Since 1989, our overarching goal has been to be a recognizable and visible presence in the community that identifies urgent and emerging social issues, while providing programs and services that positively impact the quality of life and health of individuals.

We operate five food programs in H&PE Counties, all of which are making food more accessible, available and affordable for individuals and families.

Our newest program is the Good Food Market which is a wholesale, fresh produce market we operate in seven “food deserts”.  This means we are going into areas where there is little or no access to fresh, healthy food. This program served almost 3,000 families last year!

We are also Social Planners. We work with many community partners to create local solutions to local problems, such as food insecurity and poverty. We know, however, that research is needed to provide the evidence we need to address these local social issues.  That is why we’ve made a commitment to expand our work in this area. You can look forward to community reports in the future!

Our Programs

Good Baby Box

The Good Baby Box program helps families stretch their dollar, reduce food costs and meet the nutritional food needs of their infants and toddlers.

Good Food Box

The Good Food Box Program offers fresh, healthy, nutritious fruits and vegetables at a fraction of the retail cost. The boxes are available monthly.

Community Gardens

The Community Garden Program offers garden plots to anyone who can benefit by growing their own fresh fruits and vegetables.

Community Kitchens

Join us for a hands-on cooking class and learn to prepare healthy meals with the contents of your Good Food Box. Eat together, share cooking and budgeting tips and socialize. The class includes free gifts, as well!

Good Food Market

A mini fresh fruit and vegetable market in which food is sold at wholesale cost. This program operates in seven “food deserts” in Hastings County.

Good Baby Boxes Distributed

Good Food Boxes Distributed

Good Food Market Participants

Community Kitchens Participants