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Healthy

We promote Healthy eating by providing fresh fruit and vegetables.

Local

The Good Food Box buys from local farmers and distributors where possible.

Economical

Thanks to bulk buying we can provide vegetables and fruit at lower than supermarket prices.

Fresh Produce

The Good Food Box delivers fresh fruits and vegetables to a convenient location monthly.

November Box

Order by:

November 10th

Pick Up:

November 19th

 

Get Involved

Everyone is welcome to get involved with The Good Food Box program.

 

We need volunteers:

- Produce Pickup
- Delivery Drivers 
- General Assistants

If you can spare half a day per month, please contact: Program Coordinator Diane Fleming @ 250-306-7800 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

PLEASE NOTE "ORDER BY" DATES ARE CHANGING!

Orders must be placed and paid for in advance.

The order dates used to be on Wednesday the week before distribution day (which is always the 3rd Thursday of each month). Now the ORDER BY date will be a day earlier on the TUESDAY ONE WEEK BEFORE DISTRIBUTION DAY.

Please add these dates to your calendar or reminder lists!
GOOD FOOD BOX ORDERS MUST BE IN BY: 
Order and Pay By - Pickup on 3rd Thursday
Order by November 10th - Pickup on November 19th

Order by December 8th - Pickup on December 17th 
Order by January 12th 2021 - Pickup on January 21st 2021
Order by February 9th - Pickup on February 18th  
Order by March 9th - Pickup on March 18th 
Order by April 6th - Pickup on April 15th 
Order by May 11th - Pickup on May 20th 
Order by June 8th - Pickup on June 17th 
Order by July 6th - Pickup on July 15th 

COVID-19 PRECAUTIONARY PROTOCOL

In light of recent health concerns, we wanted to speak to what the Good Food Box is doing to help prevent the spread of illness. 

We have limited volunteers, so the amount of people who will be near the produce is FAR fewer than those who are in contact or near your food from grocery stores. We are ensuring that none of the volunteers are symptomatic at all, of course. We have always, and will continue to practice proper food safe behaviors. We will be reminding all of our volunteers to be extra mindful of these practices. 

All surfaces and bins will be (as always) sanitized. We are using stronger concentrations of our cleaning solution .

We will be ensuring that only a couple of people at a time enter the buildings to pick up their boxes.

There will be a small station with hand sanitizer for everyone to use when they enter.

If you are displaying symptoms of illness, please do not come in to get your box(es). Please call the number for your pick up location (below) and someone will bring a box out to you. If you are ill and cannot come get your box, please have a friend or neighbor or family member pick up your box for you. If this turns out to be difficult, we MAY be able to assist you. We have very limited volunteers, but we may be able to arrange for a volunteer to bring your box to you. Please call Diane at 250-306-7800 if this is something you require.

Vernon
All Saints Anglican Church
Diane 250-306-7800
3205 27th St (Note Parking Lot access is on 26th St) - 2-6pm

Trinity United Church
250-308-7189 3300
Alexis Park Drive - 2-4pm

Armstrong
Contact: Diane 250-306-7800
Zion United Church, 2315 Pleasant Valley Road - 1 - 4pm

Lumby
Contact: 778-473-5410
White Valley Community Centre
2250 Shields Avenue, Lumby - 11am - 1pm

Welcome to the Good Food Box

The Vernon Good Food Box is a volunteer run, non-profit, bulk Produce Buying initiative which helps families include more fresh fruit and vegetables in their meals.

The economical cost of the Good Food Box is made possible by group buying at wholesale prices. Volunteer labour for sorting and packing is also key to keeping the prices down. Volunteers in the Vernon area with a pick up truck who could help out one morning per month are always needed. We also need volunteers to help sort and pack boxes. Click on Volunteering to learn how you could help for as little as 1/2 day per month.

The selection of produce in the box changes with the seasons according to what is good quality and affordable at the time. Good Food Boxes come in two sizes - Large boxes are suitable for a household of 3 or more. Small boxes suitable for a household of 1 or 2 are now available in all locations. Click on “The Good Food Box” for more information.

The ORDER BY date is on the TUESDAY ONE WEEK BEFORE DISTRIBUTION DAY. Click on “Order & Pay” for details.

Boxes are distributed on the Third Thursday of the month from a central location to the following areas: Vernon, Armstrong, Lumby, Falkland, and Cherryville

We also offer the opportunity for individuals and organizations to sponsor a Good Food Box for a family. Click on “Sponsor” for details.

You can also find us on Facebook

 

Monthly Newsletter

 

Our monthly newsletter is full of useful information and recipes. 

newsletter

             Click here to read it.

Sample Recent Large Box

 

5lbs Potatoes
1lb Onions
2lbs Carrots
1 large Romaine Lettuce
1 head Broccoli
1 BC Long English Cucumber
1lb Tomatoes
Large Green Pepper
2lbs Peaches
1lb Grapes
1.5lb Plums

 

 
 
 
 

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