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Good Food Box Information!

Good Food for You…In a Box

ORDER HERE! (read the program changes noted below)

NOTE: Pick-up / Delivery date has changed to APRIL 20th, 2020 (21st for 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), as of September 2019, the Good Food Box is available to residents across the Bow Valley – Lake Louise, Banff, Canmore, M.D. of Bighorn and Kananaskis.  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 came in a box in 2019.

Partnership with Farm Box out of Canmore has brought some great upgrades to the program:

  • minimal or no plastic packaging aside from what comes from the supplier
  • supporting a local organization 
  • using re-usable rubbermaid containers versus cardboard boxes for distribution
  • more say in what goes into the boxes!
  • no website fees for Canmore & M.D. of Bighorn purchasers
  • same pricing across the Bow Valley communities

As of April 1, 2020, the Bow Valley Good Food Box has 2 pricing options.  The box contents are the same.  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 Bow Valley Christmas Spirit Campaign.  

NOTE: 

  • during the COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS, the Bow Valley Good Food Box will be delievered to all purchasers in CANMORE (Regular pick up locations for M.D. of Bighorn, Banff, Lake Louise, Kananaskis).
  • the items will be delivered in plastic bags to minimize contamination.  


Order and Pick Up Dates:

Order Dates (orders close at 9 am)Delivery / Pick Up Dates
March 19 – April 15
April 20 (21st in Kananaskis)
April 23 – May 4May 13
May 14 – June 1June 10
More dates to be announced soon...


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.

TownWebsitePick up Locations and Times
Banff www.banff.ca/978/Good-Food-Box

Banff Fenland's Parking Lot
Thursday 4-6 pm

Canmore

Delivered to your home until further notice.

Kananaskiswww.mdbighorn.ca/577/Good-Food-Box

Kananaskis Outfitters
10 am – 5 pm (Tuesday Pick Up)

Lake Louise
www.banff.ca/978/Good-Food-Box

Lake Louise Medical Clinic
6 - 8 pm

M.D. of Bighornwww.mdbighorn.ca/577/Good-Food-Box

Exshaw Community Centre Kitchen
5 - 7 pm