The Good Food Box is a monthly, bulk-produce buying program open to anyone in Prince George who may be interested in good nutrition whilst saving money. No membership is required. By pooling your money with others, you can increase your buying power and expect to save 30%-40% on your fresh fruit and vegetable purchases. The program aims to help build a healthier community and local food system by encouraging consumption and appreciation of locally grown farm produce. When local supplies are exhausted, we purchase through local wholesalers.
The contents of the box vary from season to season, depending on local availability, pricing and quality. You can expect at least 15 different types of produce in every box including potatoes, onions, carrots, broccoli, salad greens and apples. The newsletter promotes local farmers, food events and recipes.
To Sign Up
Boxes can be purchased by visiting the most convenient registration and pick-up location with $20.00 cash payment (exact change please) at the corresponding registration centre by the first Friday of the month. You will receive a receipt that details the time and place to pick up your food box.
Pick-up is the third Wednesday of every month. Don’t forget to pick-up your box, as leftover boxes are donated to various programs the following morning.
The intentions of the Good Food Box program are to encourage healthy eating, to increase local food production and to promote and educate consumers about our food system. Through education and action, we can strive for a healthier community.
Registration Centre and Pick-up Locations:
Elder Citizen Recreation Centre – 1692 10th Ave – 11:30am – 1:00pm
Child Development centre – 1687 Strathcona Ave – 11:45am – 12:15am
Senoir Activity Centre – 425 Brunswick St – 12:30 pm – 1:00pm
Hart Pioneer Centre – 6986 Hart Highway – 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Self-registration in Health Unit Lobby by elevator – 1444 Edmonton St. 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Check out this video profile the local news station did on the Good Food Box Program
Monthly fresh produce box
Year round. see the list of Registration Centres to order