Good Food Box
The Good Food Box is a volunteer non-profit, produce buying cooperative for those people who are finding it difficult to stretch their food dollars to include fresh fruits and vegetables. Anyone can purchase a Good Food Box.
Pay $12.00 by the second Thursday of the month and pick up your box the following Thursday. Your box will be available at the basement of the Catholic church, 60 1st St, SE, Salmon Arm. Payment is made when you order your Good Food Box.
The value of the box is close to double the value at a regular supermarket, depending on the store and the time of year. Every box contains the same items. If you don’t like an item you can exchange it. We also include a newsletter, which gives you preparation and food storage tips, recipes for more unusual items, and nutritional information.
The low cost of the Good Food Box is made possible because of group buying. By pooling their money, Good Food Box participants can buy food wholesale and get better prices. Volunteer labour for sorting and packing also keeps the prices down. The selection of produce in the box changes according to the season, but basic items such as potatoes, carrots, and onions are always included. Items are chosen according to what is good quality, in season, and affordable at the time. The Good Food Box buys direct from farmers when possible. It works in cooperation – not competition – with local food producers and retailers. When you order your box in advance, we can minimize waste by buying the right amount of food.
Payments can be made
In Salmon Arm
- Shuswap Family Resource and Referral Centre
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday to Thursday
August/September Location (Temporary): 450 Okanagan Ave (First United Church), 250-832-2170
- Salmon Arm Senior Resource Centre
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Monday to Friday
Except in July and August 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
320A-2nd Ave. N.E.
- For inquiries call:
Joyce at 250-832-4127 or Marcia at 250-832-3534