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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.

April Box

Order by:

April 8th

Pick Up:

April 16th

 

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.

 

COVID-19 PRECAUTIONARY PROTOCOL

In light of the 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

Vernon Students Association
College 250-306-2891
7000 College Way - 12-3pm

Westside
Contact: 250-306-8506
Head of the Lake Hall - 11:30am - 1pm

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.

Orders must be placed and paid for by the Wednesday 8 days before the third Thursday - this is usually the second Wednesday in the month. Payment is by Cash or e-transfer. 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, Cherryville and to the Okanagan Indian Band, Westside. Click on “Pick Up” for pick-up times and pick-up location addresses.

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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