The Good Food Box is a non-profit program that makes healthy fresh produce affordable and accessible to everyone. We offer two options:
Three easy steps to getting your good food box:
1. Find an Environment Hamilton COMMUNITY PICK UP SITE near you!
(Environment Hamilton sites are colour coded in blue)
2. Order at least one week before the pick up date by contacting your pick up site.
3. Pick up on the third Wednesday of the month and enjoy your healthy, fresh produce!
(order and pick up details are different for non-Environment Hamilton, green marked pick up sites)
We buy food at wholesale prices, purchasing from Hamilton and Ontario farmers when we can. Every month our project now serves over 300 individuals and families!
Read about volunteering opportunities below.
What's in a box?
Our boxes contain a variety of fruits and vegetables and the selection changes each month.
Selections depend on what's in season and reasonably priced, to make the produce as fresh and as affordable as possible. Note: Good Food Boxes cannot be customized.
Good Food Boxes and Local Food
Hamilton Eat Local has a history of working hard to promote the purchase and consumption of locally grown food.
We recognize that a more localized food system creates environmental benefits:
Reduced food miles and greenhouse gas emissions,
Support for local agriculture,
and fresher, Better tasting food for those who choose to buy local.
Research proves that diets focused on fresh local food have health benefits for people who choose them. We recognize the importance of a system that makes local food available to all. Local food sometimes comes with a higher price tag, which is impossible to avoid within our current food system. This is where the Good Food Box can make a difference.
Volunteering for The Good Food Box: "JOIN THE PACK!"
The Good Food Box depends on volunteers in order to maintain affordability and sustainability. We need people to help pack, and to drive and deliver the boxes. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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, contact Juby at email@example.com or 905-549-0900 for details.