Hunger in Moose Jaw begins Good Food Box (GFB) program
Up until June 2019, the community will be able to access quality fresh fruits and vegetables at affordable prices through Hunger in Moose Jaw’s Good Food Box (GFB) program.
The Good Food Box program which began in September, provides top quality fresh fruits and vegetables from September to June. It is available to the general public on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month.
Hunger in Moose Jaw says the Good Food Box is a bulk buying program. A one-time deposit of $8.00 is required at sign-up in person at Hunger in Moose Jaw, located at 269 Stadacona St. W.
The prices are set at affordable rates for the community. The prices are:
• Large GFB ($20.00) – A family size box packed with high quality, fresh produce 3 to 5 people.
• Small GFB ($15.00) – A medium sized box of quality fresh produce for 1-2 people.
• Fruit Bag ($10.00) – A small bag of 3- 4 different types of fresh fruit.
Hunger in Moose Jaw volunteers pack the Good Food Boxes. Delivery is available for site orders of 5 orders or more. Payment is by cash only. Extra produce may also be available for purchase the day of the GFB.
Sharla Sept, Executive Director at Hunger in Moose Jaw says they are inviting everyone to participate in the program. “This program is open to everyone and we invite everyone to come down and grab some of these items that are very affordable. We have different sizes and varieties that persons can choose from based on their personal or family needs,” she said.
“When persons make their $8 deposit, this is refundable if they decide not to continue with the program. You also pay the full amount for the box the week before the actual packing day. After boxes are paid for, persons can pick up their boxes at Zion United Church,” Sept added. “The goal of this program is just to provide affordable fruits and vegetables to our community members. It is not a fundraising program. It is strictly just a bulk buying program for our community.” For more information on the Good Food Box program, please contact Hunger in Moose Jaw at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 306-692-1916 or 306-693-0754.