Kincardine Lions help out Good Food Box program

Photo courtesy of Lion Paul Thompson
On Thursday March 23rd, Kincardine and Distriction Lions Club members, Tom Durrant and Paul Thompson presented Shirley Bieman with a $500 donation for the Kincardine Good Food Box program.
The donation will provide monthly boxes of fresh fruit and vegetables for two patrons for approximately one year.

The Good Food Box program makes fresh fruits and vegetables more affordable for all community members, at approximately 30 per cent less than retail supporting healthy eating for all. Customers report that the program is good value and has helped them to eat more fruits and vegetables.

The collective buying program provides a grocery bin of fresh seasonal produce at a low price as produce is purchased in bulk at wholesale prices and the savings are then passed on to participants.

The program is open to everyone in Grey Bruce. More orders create greater discounts through bulk purchasing. The boxes are pre-ordered and packed by volunteers on the distribution date. Community members can find information on a Good Food Box location close to them on 211 or visit Good Food Box.

A sponsoring system is also in place, allowing organizations and businesses to purchase boxes for clients. Sponsored boxes can be purchased through the Owen Sound location, OSHaRE, but are available for all Good Food Box locations.