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McKenzie Towne Council is proud to be a Good Food Box Depot!
$25 Small Box: 20-25 lbs* of fruits and vegetables
$30 Medium Box: 30-35 lbs* of fruits and vegetables
$35 Large Box: 40-45 lbs* of fruits and vegetables
*Weights are approximate and depend on produce size and density.
PHOTO: This is what an average Large Box would include, depending on the season.
What is the Good Food Box?
The Good Food Box (GFB) is a program under the Community Kitchen Program of Calgary whereby we purchase fresh fruits and vegetables at a very low cost from growers and distributors in Calgary. The Good Food Box is a hand-up program as opposed to hand-out. We offer all Calgarians and surrounding areas sustainable access to nutritious food to ensure that everyone has the ability to afford fresh produce, so no one has to go hungry. The boxes are put together and delivered by dedicated volunteers who along with The Community Kitchen Program desire to see individuals and families accessing affordable nutritious food.
How the Good Food Box Works:
The boxes are delivered once a month to various depots around the city. A depot could be any place where 5 or more boxes are ordered, examples of current depots are churches, community centers, senior centers, apartment complexes etc. When a member of the community wishes to order a GFB they are matched with the closest depot to them by calling into our office. They are then given the contact details of the depot and are responsible for contacting the depot, placing their order and payment as well as pick-up of the GFB on delivery date. Customers pay $25, $30, $35 for their box, depending on the version that they choose. Each box contains the same mixture of food, though the contents change with each delivery.
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