Introducing the Good Food Box!

The Ottawa Good Food Box, a non-profit, community supported program that provides low-cost access to fresh fruits and vegetables, has a new site – the

Kinburn Client Service Centre in West Carleton!

What is it?

The Ottawa Good Food Box gives community members and neighbours the opportunity to order and pay for a $10 (small), $15 (medium), or $20 (large/family-sized) box of local, nutritious fresh fruits and vegetables at wholesale prices on the second Tuesday of every month. A fruit bag is available for $5 and a certified organic box for $25.

Payments can be made in cash to the site coordinator or by PayPal online at http://www.ottawagoodfoodbox.ca. Orders are available for pick up between 4 – 6pm on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at the Kinburn Client Service Centre. The site coordinator, Gail Carroll, will be
on hand to ensure that boxes are received. Orders and payments for the next shipment may be placed at that time.  

What’s great is that there is variety and they come with recipe ideas to make preparation a snap. Also, there is a built in cost savings of anywhere from 30 – 50%. Why? It works a lot like a collective, with centralized buying and coordination;
it's open to everyone – with no membership fees.

The Good Food Box is dedicated to selling quality fresh fruits and vegetables at wholesale prices as a means of supporting greater access to low-cost local (as much as possible) quality food. In its drive to provide great food at low cost to everyone, the GFB mandate is entirely different than that of the Food Bank, which is dedicated to providing those in need with emergency food assistance.

While the program itself originates in downtown Ottawa, let’s face it, access to healthy food is not an issue limited to those living in the urban core.

Presently, we are looking to hear from people in the community that would have an interest in participating in the program, as a volunteer, or as a purchaser. Please connect with Gail Carroll at thecarrolls@xplornet.com or with Julie McKercher at 613-591-3686 x 498 or mckercher@wocrc.ca.