The Ottawa Good Food Box, a nonprofit community-based program, is bringing neighbours together to buy delicious and nutritious fresh fruits and vegetables.
The Good Food Box sites in Ottawa get together to order quality fresh fruits and vegetables in bulk from trustworthy suppliers. Each customer who buys a $10, $15 box or $20 box saves because we buy our produce in large quantities from wholesalers and producers.
The Good Food Box is open to everyone. Customers order and pay for their food box early each month. On the third Wednesday of the month the produce is delivered. Payment and delivery take place at neighbourhood sites, saving a trip to the grocery store.
The $10 boxes are great for singles and small families, while the $15 and $20 boxes are ideal for larger households. Each month the box is a little different. Boxes always have favorites such as potatoes, carrots, onions, tomatoes and apples. Depending on the season special good buys such as broccoli, oranges, kiwi, strawberries, or cantaloupe are available.
Customers and other community members are invited to volunteer at the packing warehouse to help run the program. Not only does volunteering help to keep prices low, it also helps to build community spirit.