The Public Health unit announced that the 17 sites of the Good Food Box across Grey Bruce have resumed operations.
The group has incorporated safety protocols, including the use of hand sanitizer, wearing masks and physical distancing to keep both volunteers and customers safe.
“We thank Bruce County and Grey County for their support in adapting our sites so we can safely operate during COVID-19,” says Public Health dietitian, Laura Needham. “It takes a whole community to make the Good Food Box so successful.”
The Good Food Box makes fresh fruits and vegetables more affordable for all community members, at approximately 30 per cent less than retail. The program supports the local food system and healthy eating. Customers report that the program is good value and has helped them to eat more fruits and vegetables.
The program is open to everyone in Grey Bruce. More orders create greater discounts through bulk purchasing. The boxes are pre-ordered for $16-$20 each and packed by volunteers on the distribution date. Community members can find information on a Good Food Box location close to them on 211 or visit Good Food Box.
A sponsoring system is also in place, allowing organizations and businesses to purchase boxes for clients. Sponsored boxes can be purchased through the Owen Sound location, OSHaRE, but are available for all Good Food Box locations.