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Halton Fresh Food Box
This is a programme which provides fruits and vegetables, chosen in season and packed in a returnable plastic bin. The boxes are then delivered to various drop sites in Halton.
As much local produce as possible is used and due to bulk buying, the cost is considerably less than would be the case, if bought at a retail level. The produce is of high quality and varies each month. Included in the box are instructions on how to store and recipes on how to cook the various items that have been packed. All this is intended to encourage families to eat nutritiously.
The target populations are those on low incomes, working poor and seniors as well as young families. The programme, however, is available to all, there are no restrictions.
Recipients pay for the box at the beginning of each month and receive it in the third week of the month. This programme has been well received throughout Halton. Packing takes place at St. Christopher's Anglican Church just prior to delivery. The programme is funded in part by The Ontario Trillium Foundation and Choices for Health.
We would very much like you to publicize this information. Perhaps you are aware of needy families for whom you would like to subsidize a box. We are also in need of volunteers on the third Tuesday of each month for packing, checking and moving boxes, as well as van drivers to deliver to the drop sites.
For more information regarding the Fresh Food Box programme, contact the co-ordinator, Brenda Moher, at 905-634-8645 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.