Give a gift of healthy eating

The Good Food Box makes an ideal gift for families in need; the box of fresh fruits and veggies is a project of the Food Action Society

Orin Hauber sits beside the contents of the November Good Food Box during pick-up day at All Saints Anglican Church.

At this festive time of year, our thoughts often turn to gift-giving and the well-being of others.  The Good Food Box offers an opportunity to share the gift of healthy eating in the community.

Open to everyone in the community, the Good Food Box provides seasonal locally sourced fresh fruits and vegetables for only $16 per month (approximately $32 retail value). In fact, the more people that participate, the greater the purchasing power of the program!

Even though the Good Food Box is affordable for most families, some families still struggle to participate. The Food Action Society is seeking individuals and businesses wishing to sponsor a family for up to one year with a Good Food Box. This gift of healthy eating is a simple way to have a major impact on a family’s health and wellness; a gift that continues to have an impact well beyond the Christmas season.

Boxes to support families and individuals can be pre-purchased for $20/month ($4 from each box goes toward supporting the program). Donations can be made online at or by cheque. Cheques can be made payable to Food Action Society of the North Okanagan and mailed to: c/o Social Planning Council 3105-33rd St., Vernon, V1T 9P7. Tax receipts will be provided.

The Food Action Society encourages everyone who enjoys fresh vegetables and fruit to sign up for a Good Food Box at one of several convenient locations such as the Vernon Boys and Girls Club, Vernon Health Centre, First Nations Friendship Centre and Vernon Alliance Church. For a complete list of payment locations see or call 250-306-7800. Box day is always the third Thursday of the month. Pre-pay by Wednesday of the week before.

For more information about the Food Action Society and the Good Food Box, see


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