The Good Food Box is a non-profit fresh fruit and vegetable distribution program. It helps make healthy fresh food affordable and accessible to everyone. For only $15 you receive a box of fresh quality produce worth $25 or more. We buy food at wholesale prices, with a preference for purchasing from Hamilton and Ontario farmers when we can.
The Hamilton Good Food Box Network delivers directly to various locations all over Hamilton. We understand that with busy schedules convenience is key so we’ve set up hubs across the city. Pick ups take place the third and fourth Wednesdays of every month. Order at least one week before your pick-up day to avoid disappointment! Whenever you are ready to order please contact and prepay for your box at the site where you want to pick it up, using our Google Map and site info (link below).
Every month our project now serves over 500 individuals and families!
Find a Pick-up Site near you!
View our Google Map with our COMMUNITY PICKUP SITES with contact information, delivery days and pick-up times for each location. Just click on the link above.
CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT OUR THREE SISTERS SALAD RECIPE from our appearance on Cable 14's "Hamilton Life"!
CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT OUR CARROT AND RUTABAGS WITH HONEY AND LEMON GLAZE from the December 19th show
CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT OUR CARROT SOUP from the January 23 show
CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT OUR WINTER SLAW from the February 27 show
CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT OUR FRENCH POTATO SALAD from the March 27 show
Wow, I just came onto the Good Food Box program this January, and from my experience these past two months; I'm very impressed with the quality of the food and the value for price point, I especially enjoy trying the new items introduced each month.
10 different items (starting in July 2013)
potatoes (we almost always have)
January 2013 contained:
Bag of carrots (2lb)
Organic Beets from ManoRun Farm
Golden Delicious Apples
The Good-2-Go Food Box -- AN EXCITING NEW OPTION!!
Some of you have been asking about a smaller, lighter, more basic and lower-priced Good Food Box... you'll be delighted to know that as of JANUARY 2013 you will be able to order our brand new "GOOD-2-GO" Food Box.
It's got everything you like about the original but less: it contains 6-8 items for $10. In January the "Good-2-Go" Food Box contained: iceberg salad mix, english cucumber, baby carrots, cherry tomatoes, apples, oranges and bananas!!
This is a great selection for folks who can't cook or don't like to cook or those who are just too busy -- but still want to include more fresh fruits and vegetables in their diet. It's a great introduction to better eating.
IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT
THE NEW PILOT PROGRAM FOR SINGLE PEOPLE IN RECEIPT OF ONTARIO WORKS (OW) BENEFITS
PLEASE CONTACT YOUR CASE MANAGER!
STAFF AT ENVIRONMENT HAMILTON ARE NOT ABLE TO ASSIST YOU
Just wanted to say thanks for all you do with organizing and creating the Good Food Box. My family love it and I know a few people I work with in the community take advantage as well.
Volunteering for The Good Food Box: "JOIN THE PACK!"
The Good Food Box depends on volunteers in order to maintain affordability and sustainability. We always offer refreshments and laughs while you contribute to building better communities through healthy food. It's also a load of fun!
If your interested in becoming a member of our packing crew contact email@example.com for more information and to join the volunteer email list to get a monthly reminder.
Information for Site Coordinators
We want the Good Food Box Network to expand across the city so we’re always looking for more pick-up site coordinators. If you are interested in becoming a site coordinator look through the "Pick-up Site Coordinator INFORMATION PACKAGE" below. Also listed are some other resources you may find helpful in becoming a new Community Pick-up Site. Click on the links below to obtain the documents.
- Good Food Box brochure (detailed -- a good starting point for understanding and sharing information about our program)
- Pick-up Site Coordinator INFORMATION PACKAGE (updated November 9, 2012 - obtain the order form link from Karen, your Good Food Box project manager, when you register your site)
- Sample Customer Master List (for Site Coordinators)
- Customizable Pick-up Reminder Cards (for Participants, once they have paid for their box -- optional but recommended)
- Basic CUSTOMIZABLE Handout/Information Poster (MSWord)
The Hamilton Good Food Box Network was supported by the Government of Ontario in 2011-2013