Residents of Tiverton can now benefit from the Good Food Box program, previously available in Kincardine and Ripley. This initiative allows individuals to purchase a box filled with 10 to 12 different types of fresh fruits and vegetables at a cost of $22. It’s important to note that certain items, such as apples, carrots, and bananas, are counted as a single item even if there are multiple pieces included.
Thanks to the collaboration between Knox Church and the Tiverton Lions Club, a satellite Good Food Box depot has been established at the church. Additionally, the Lions Club will provide transportation from Kincardine to Tiverton for those who need it. First-time clients can register and make their payment at the Little Blue House, which is open from Tuesday to Saturday. The deadline for signing up is the third Thursday of each month, with box pick-ups scheduled for the fourth Thursday (except for December, where dates can be found on the schedule in the window of the Little Blue House).
Customers are advised to bring their own bags if they prefer not to carry the box. Individuals who require a box without cost can reach out to the Kincardine Ministerial Association’s Food Bank at the Kincardine Church of the Messiah, open every Thursday. The Good Food Box organizers collaborate with the Food Bank to support families and seniors in need due to low income and rising food costs. Additionally, individuals or families can be sponsored by generous donors.
The Good Food Box has previously partnered with the United Way of Bruce Grey for a fundraising event called the Coldest Night of the Year, with proceeds split between the two organizations. The next Coldest Night of the Year fundraiser is scheduled for February 24, 2024, and registration for walkers is now open at [website link].