Once a month, the Good Food Box program offers families a chance to participate in a bulk-buying program, which allows them to include fresh produce in their diet.
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 30 to 40 per cent more if purchased at full retail cost.
The box also includes recipe ideas for economical healthy meals. Despite the low cost of the boxes, it appears an increasing number of families in our community cannot afford to participate.
The Women’s Contact Society which coordinates the program invites the public to sponsor a family or an individual’s participation in the Good Food Box program.
It’s 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.
Participation is simple.
Submit the order form and payment to Women’s Contact Society 301-19 North Ave. (above Caribou Ski), open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Wednesday from noon to 7 p.m.
If you wish the family to access the program in December then orders must be received no later than Dec. 14 by 2 p.m. Cheques should be made payable to the Women’s Contact Society.
While you are thinking about giving to others, how about yourself? 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. Make it your gift choice this Christmas.
For more information call the Women’s Contact Society at 392-4118.