IMPORTANT GOOD FOOD BOX ANNOUNCEMENT

Good Food Box is dissolving into Mobile Food Market.

Originally launched in 2012, under the name “Bountiful Box”, our Good Food Box (GFB) program has sought to connect fields to tables by offering fresh and local fruits and vegetables to community members at an affordable rate. At present, a GFB box costs $20 and contains 10 fruit and veggie items based on seasonal availability. Each month, community members have been able to either purchase a box or they may receive a sponsored box at no cost if they are facing food insecurity.

One of our guiding principles is best practice, which means that we are always evaluating how our work can best serve the community. Over the last several months, we have identified that MFM is more effective and accessible at providing fresh, nutritious, and seasonal produce than GFB. After approximately 10 years, our team has decided to dissolve the program. As of January 2022, it will be merged into our recent launched Mobile Food Market (MFM).

Unlike GFB, our MFM let’s individuals select the fruits and veggies that they take home with them. There are dozens of fruit and veggie options at MFM each day. Offering the community choice through MFM will be helpful for decreasing household food waste as families won’t be taking home items that they do not want or need. In addition to fruits and veggies, MFM offers prepared meals and meal kits at little to no cost.

MFM visits 5 or 6 different locations throughout Brock Township each week, with plans for expansion in the future to better address food deserts. That said, we have decided to add our Hub at 16 York St in Cannington to the list of MFM locations to accommodate those folks who might prefer to continue to visit us on site. The MFM schedule with times and locations are posted on our website, social media accounts (Facebook, Instagram), and on our poster board by Nourish House.

This announcement is bittersweet to make, but we know it’s for the best and we are so excited to make this merge happen in January! We thank everyone for their support! If you have any questions, please call 705-432-2444 or email info@tndf.ca.

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