Why I Love My Good Food Box


Every other Wednesday I look forward to picking up my Good Food Box.  The program, offered by FoodShare Toronto, provides a variety of food boxes including Small or Large regular, Organic, Wellness and Fruit Boxes.  This incredibly successful program, which began in 1994, has seen tremendous growth and has helped thousands of Toronto families bring fresh, healthy food into their homes.

The way it works is pretty simple, you order your Good Food Box (see the brochure and links), pick it up every two weeks from your neighbourhood pick up location, take it home, open it up and enjoy the delicious delights.  Certain items are consistent, and others are a surprise.  My box always has a mix of fruits and veggies, there are almost always onions, potatoes, carrots, apples and some sort of leafy green in addition to a few other treats like kale, beets, celery, oranges, and dates.



The Good Food Box program, and FoodShare are committed to using as much local Ontario food as possible.  In each Good Food Box , there is a list of products and a star beside the ones that are local.  Each box also contains a copy of Good Food News which highlights one of the food items in the box and provides some of the best recipes I’ve ever tried.  It’s great when you get a surprise unusual item in the box that you wouldn’t normally pick up at your local farmers’ market or grocery store.  It encourages you to try new things and get out of your food comfort zone.


And that’s why I love my Good Food Box.  Follow the links in this blog and learn to love one of your own.

- Posted by Elissa Hermolin


pdf-icon.pngGood Food Box Brochure 2011

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