good food box

Established in 1995, the Good Food Box (GFB) Program provides fresh, healthy and nutritious fruits and vegetable to hundreds of individuals and families each year. For a nominal fee, participants pay for a Good Food Box in the first week of the month. The box is packed through our main office located in Belleville and shipped to depots throughout Hastings & Prince Edward Counties. Delivered during the third week of the month, the GFB helps families stretch their food dollar, reduce their food costs and meet the nutritional needs of themselves and family members.

What is the 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, are packed in Belleville and shipped to Depots throughout Hastings & Prince Edward Counties.
How do I participate?
You would come into our office or the Depot nearest you by the first Wednesday of the month, place your order and pay (cash or debit only, contact your nearest depot to inquire about payment options).  You would pick up your box on the third Wednesday of the month.
How much does it cost?
There are three options to choose from:

$15.00 Large Good Food Box has larger amounts of fresh fruits and vegetables and is suitable for households of three or more people.

$10.00 Small Good Food Box has smaller amounts of fresh fruits and vegetables and is suitable for households of one or two people.

$5.00 Fruit Bag has a selection of various fruits and is a great “add on” to one of the boxes or on its’ own!

What is in the box?
The contents of the box changes each month according to what is in season and what we can get the best deal on.
Can anyone participate?
Yes! Anyone can buy a Good Food Box and there are no limits to how many you can buy!
What are the pick up dates?
January 17th

February 21st

March 21st

April 18th

May 16th

June 20th

July 18th

August 15th

September 19th

October 17th

November 21st

December 19th

Please contact your depot for pick up times

How much money can I save?
We compared the price of the $15.00 Large Good Food Box at three  Belleville grocery stores. The average retail cost of the large box was$33.57.

We compared the price of the same box at a rural grocery store and the cost was $40.30.

As you can see the savings are substantial!

*Produce varies each month depending on season and cost.

Families Helped

Good Food Boxes Distributed

Questions?

If you have any questions please contact  Good Food Box coordinator, Jim Mallabar

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