Food Share Toronto's Good Food Box @ St. Matt's
The Good Food Box (GFB) is a non-profit fresh fruit and vegetable distribution system created and operated by FoodShare.
The GFB runs like a large buying club with centralized buying and coordination. Individuals place orders for boxes with volunteer coordinators in their neighbourhood and receive a box brimming with fresh, tasty produce, on a weekly, bi-weekly or monthly cycle. Customers benefit from the cost savings of bulk buying and time saved by this distribution method. Produce is touched by fewer hands, gets to them faster, and costs less. This means purchasing high quality, fresh food is within reach of many more people than the regular retail system.
FoodShare’s Good Food Box program functions as a social enterprise. It is an alternative distribution method that provides communities with affordable and accessible fresh food, and supports the economic development of the farming sector in Canada. Unlike a traditional for- profit vegetable box program or fresh produce retailer, FoodShare’s mission—to foster a socially just and environmentally sustainable food system—is at the core of all decisions they make. This means that they often put their social and environmental goals above earning revenue.
St. Matthew’s United Church is one of Toronto’s 200 drop off locations for FoodShare’s Good Food Box program. For information about FoodShare and the Good Food Box visit www.foodshare.net
To order a Good Food Box, contact Betsy in the St. Matthew’s office at 416.653.5711 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
I'm going out of town and need to cancel my box. What should I do?
Please contact the church office at least 10 days before the Thursday you will be away so we can cancel your order for that week.
How do I pay for my box?
We accept cash (exact change preferred) and cheques made payable to Food Share. Please put your payment in an envelop with your name written clearly on the outside.
What if the box is too big or too small for me and my family?
We are happy to adjust your order to suite your needs. You may change the size of your box or you may change the frequency of your box—getting a box on alternating weeks is popular with many participants.