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Good Food Box Information!

Good Food for You…In a Box

ORDER HERE! (read the program changes noted below)

NOTE:  

Order cut off: Monday, October 12, 2020 at 9 am

Next pick up: Monday, October 19, 2020 (20th 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 The Organics 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 The Organics Box out of Canmore has brought some great upgrades to the program:

  • minimal 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 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.  

NOTE: 

  • during the COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS, the Bow Valley Good Food Box will be pick up via a drive-thru service in Canmore and Banff.  Details will be emailed out prior to pick up date.  (Regular pick up locations for M.D. of Bighorn, Lake Louise, Kananaskis).
  • Residents of Morley, please contact Stoney Health Services for ordering and delivery/pick up details.


Order and Pick Up Dates:

Order Dates (orders close at 9 am)Delivery / Pick Up Dates


​September 9 - October 12
​October 19 (20th in Kananaskis)
​October 14 - November 9
​November 16 (17th in Kananaskis)
​November 12 - November 30
​December 7 (8th in Kananaskis)


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.

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

Banff Fenland's Parking Lot
Monday 5:00 - 6 pm

Canmore

Canmore Recreation Centre Parking Lot

Monday 4:00 - 6 pm

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

Kananaskis Post Office
Noon – 5 pm (Tuesday Pick Up)

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

Lake Louise Medical Clinic
6 - 7 pm

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

MD Bighorn Office
#2 Heart Mountain Drive, upper parking lot car garage 

5 - 7 pm 

Morley
​Call Stoney Health Services for Details: 403-881-3920
TBD