Good Food Boxes
In 1994, Toronto’s Food Share started the first Good Food box program. Since then Good Food Box systems have germinated and sprouted in many communities across Canada. The Good Food Box runs like a large buying club with centralized buying and co-ordination. Individuals place orders for boxes with volunteer co-ordinators in their neighborhood and receive a box brimming with fresh, tasty produce. Local products are purchased whenever possible because we want to know where and how our food is produced, to support local farmers and reduce the fossil fuels burned when we import food. The Good Food Box makes top-quality, fresh food available in a way that does not stigmatize people, fosters community development, and promotes healthy eating.