Once a month, the Good Food Box Program offers families a chance to participate in a bulk-buying program, which allows participants to include fresh produce in their diets.
For the low cost of $10. for a small box and $15. for a large box a family receives a box of high quality fresh fruits and vegetables that would normally cost 40 to 50 per cent more if purchased at full retail cost, says program coordinator Carmen Kallman.
“The box also includes recipe ideas for economical healthy meals,” Kallman says.
While the cost is reasonable, Kallman is asking that people who can afford it to consider sponsoring a less fortunate family this Christmas. “Despite the low cost of the boxes we are finding an increasing number of families in our community cannot afford to participate,” Kallman says.
“We invite you to sponsor a family or an individual’s participation in the Good Food Box Program. You can choose to sponsor for up to 12 months. It is a simple and inexpensive way to have a major impact on a family’s health and wellness by giving the gift of good eating, a gift that is directly related to improving health and preventing disease in our community.”
While you’re thinking about giving to others, how about yourself? she continues.
“Are you confident that you and your family are getting maximum value and nutrition for your dollar?”
The Good Food Box is open to everyone, regardless of income. In fact, the more households that participate, the stronger the program gets. Increased participation means greater purchasing power, which in turn puts more food in the box.
“The Good Food Box is a low cost, high quality gift that keeps on giving. It offers you an economical, nutritious and convenient way to tell people you are thinking about them.” For more information call Carmen Kallman at the Women’s Contact Society at 250-392-4118.