A box full of goodness
The Georgian Good Food Box is a non-profit buying club that purchases fresh fruits and vegetables for distribution in Southern Georgian Bay on a monthly basis. The program offers amazing value because they purchase the produce wholesale. The produce is provided at cost and they fundraise to help cover their overhead such as transportation, the plastic liners, insurance and printing the monthly newsletter. As well, they either donate directly, or seek donors to help provide free boxes to fixed-income families referred from their Public Health Nurse, social worker, clergy and so on. On January 17th, volunteers set up an assembly line and packed over 75 bags in 11 minutes! The Wasaga Beach Lions Club provides their hall at the RecPlex free of charge, San Filippo’s Wholesale Fruit and Vegetables buys and delivers the produce from the Toronto Food Terminal, and McNulty Printing provides the printed newsletter included in the package.