Good Food for You…In a Box
ORDER HERE! (read the program changes noted below)
Order cut off: Monday, June 1, 2020 at 9 am
Next pick up: Monday, June 8, 2020 (9th in Kananaskis)
For many residents in the Bow Valley, the cost of living is impairing their ability to eat fresh fruits and vegetables. The Living Wage report from 2017 showed that the cost of standard food items in Canmore is approximately 5% higher than anywhere else in Alberta. The extra cost for staple foods, in addition to the gap between cost of living and average wage is resulting in food security1 issues for some individuals – in comes the need for the Good Food Box.
In partnership with other non-profit organizations across the Bow Valley (Town of Banff, M.D. of Bighorn, Bow Valley Food Alliance, ID No. 9 and Christmas Spirit Campaign, Rotary Club of Canmore ), as of September 2019, the Good Food Box is available to residents across the Bow Valley – Lake Louise, Banff, Canmore, M.D. of Bighorn, Kananaskis and Morley.
As of April 1, 2020, the above organizations partnered with Farm Box out of Canmore to offer the boxes locally versus using a Calgary non-profit supplier! By joining forces with a local company, we believe this offering is even greater.
1 having availability and access to food
The Good Food Box is 20-25lb of fresh produce delivered monthly – including staples such as (but not limited to) carrots, apples, potatoes, and peppers plus a variety of other seasonal items. Price is either $25 or $30 per box (dependant on income level).
The image above shows what was in the April, 2020 box.
Partnership with Farm Box out of Canmore has brought some great upgrades to the program:
As of April 1, 2020, the Bow Valley Good Food Box has 2 pricing options:
- The regular priced box is $30 (including taxes).
- For people who are lower income as determined by Town of Canmore or Town of Banff (<$33 045 / individual or <$66 090 / household) OR ANYONE WHO HAS EXPERIENCED FINANCIAL LOSSES DUE TO COVID-19, the box will be available for $25. The lower income boxes are subsidized by a grant from the Rotary Club of Canmore and the Bow Valley Christmas Spirit Campaign.
Order and Pick Up Dates:
For up to date information regarding the Bow Valley Good Food Box, join our GROUP on Facebook: Bow Valley Good Food Box
The Bow Valley Good Food Box is available in the following communities:
Banff, Canmore, M.D. of Bighorn (Exshaw), Kananaskis and Lake Louise, Morley.
Banff Fenland's Parking LotMonday 4:45 - 6 pm
Canmore Recreation Centre Parking Lot
Monday 3:30 - 6 pm
Kananaskis Outfitters10 am – 5 pm (Tuesday Pick Up)
Lake Louise Medical Clinic6 - 8 pm
Exshaw Community Centre Kitchen5 - 7 pm