The Barrie Good Food Box is a community program that purchases produce in bulk at a discount, in order to prepare a healthy and varied selection of produce to fill a large or small box size. Good Food Boxes are an excellent choice for anyone wanting to incorporate healthy food into their everyday; easy and affordable.
We embrace the values and guiding principles set out in the Canadian Code for Volunteer Involvement. We love our volunteers who help pack our produce and welcome customers at our pickup sites. Volunteer involvement strengthens communities and organizations. Sign up here for volunteer opportunities.
Each food box includes a variety of seasonal, fresh fruits and vegetables. Boxes include 2 pounds of carrots, 2 pounds of onions, 3 pounds of apples and 10 pounds of potatoes, plus about 5-6 additional fruits and vegetables.
After purchasing your Good Food Box, you can pick it up at Barrie Free Methodist Church between 11:30am and 4:30pm; at Georgian College Student Association Office room A162- Barrie Campus from 2-4pm, and at the Barrie City Hall Rotunda from 12-4pm, and the Holly Community Centre on Mapleton Avenue from 5 - 7pm, on the second Wednesday of every month.
We pack our produce at the Barrie Free Methodist Church, 284 Cundles Road E, Barrie and our lovely volunteer drivers help us distribute it to the pick-up sites.
Barrie Good Food Box is a not for profit program that operates in many cities all over Canada. The concept is based on the premise of buying bulk fresh vegetables and fruits at wholesale prices. Then using community volunteers to reduce the cost of packaging and distribution. The program is designed to provide the produce in accessible locations throughout the community for pick up. The goal is to bring communities together through fresh, healthy food. Providing everyone with the opportunity to eat better.
Order your Good Food Box, by the first Wednesday of the month, here on-line or by presenting in person with exact-change cash, at one of our three order locations:
Barrie Community Health Centre - 490 Huronia Road
Canadian Mental Health Association - 15 Bradford Street
Barrie Free Methodist Church - 294 Cundles Rd E
Produce is sorted and packed by volunteers in a central location and then distributed to the pick-up locations for you to pick up.
Head over to our shop and select a box to get started!