An award, new options and a new look! Big changes at the Bow Valley Good Food Box

In June 2022 the PCN’s own Zarifa Monson, Registered Dietitian, accepted the award for the Rotary Club of Canmore’s organization of the year at the annual Rotary awards dinner on behalf of the Bow Valley Good Food Box.

“It was so unexpected and such an honour to receive the Organization of the Year on behalf of the Good Food Box from the Rotary Club at their annual awards night. It takes the work of all our partners to deliver the GFB each month and really is an incredible example of community collaboration that I am grateful to be a part of” – Zarifa Monson

With the generous support of the Rotary Club of Canmore, other charitable foundations and local municipalities the Bow Valley Good Food Box has offered residents subsidized monthly fresh produce boxes to residents since 2019. This year, we’ve found new ways to make the GFB more accessible, more frequent and more user-friendly and with the new and improved program.

2x Monthly Boxes (pilot program in Canmore only)
We’re excited to offer the GFB twice per month in Canmore. Ordering and pick-up remain the same but you get to enjoy the box twice as often.

The No-Cook Box
We recently introduced the ‘the No-Cook Box’, a more affordable option with less food that can be eaten raw and was designed for people who may live alone or have limited-access to kitchen space. At $15, it means anyone can get affordable, fresh local produce each month.

New logo
The logo design is inspired by Eric Carle’s ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ a children’s story about seeking nourishment, the illustration style is vibrant and fun and captures the spirit of this popular community program.

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