good food box

 

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When are Good Food Boxes coming to my area?

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 can pre-pay for a Good Food Box. The box is packed
through our main office located in Belleville and shipped to depots throughout
Hastings & Prince Edward Counties. See Good Food Box service calendar for GFB
depot location and ordering information for your area. The GFB helps families stretch
their food dollar, reduce their food costs and meet their nutritional needs.

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?
The good Food Bags are available throughout Hastings and Prince Edward Counties at many participating depots. Please see Service provider calendar (above) for depot contact details and dates, or call the CDC office at 613-968-2466 or e-mail gfb@cdcquinte.com for more info. Please contact your nearest depot for payment options. Note: Belleville-CDC, Belleville Quinte West Community Health Centre and Trenton Quinte West Community Health Centre offer On-Line payment-see above for more details, as well as cash or debit.
How much does it cost?

There are two options to choose from:

$10.00 Good Food Vegetable Box offers a wide variety of 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 the Vegetable Bag or on its’ own!

What is in the bag?

The contents of the bag 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!
How much money can I save?

We compared the price of the $10 Vegetable Bag at three  Belleville grocery stores. The average retail cost of the Vegetable Bag was over $18

We compared the price of the same bag at a rural grocery store and the cost was over  $26

As you can see the savings are substantial!

*Produce varies each month depending on season and cost.

Families Helped

Good Food Bags Distributed

Questions?

If you have any questions please contact the Program Coordinator, Jim Mallabar