#ygkChallenge: Try a Good Food Box

ygkchallenge, summer, Kingston, OntarioThe #ygkChallenge is an ongoing series where we dare you to be different, resolve to be better, and or do something awesome in support of our beloved community. Each week, Kingstonist establishes a new, ambitious or quirky goal, encouraging you to step out of your comfort zone and do something great, and hopefully a little out of the ordinary. By taking part in this community-wide initiative, we hope to make Kingston (and the world) a slightly better place to live, work and play.

This week’s #ygkChallenge encourages you to:

Try a Good Food Box.  Whether you already have CSA shares or simply purchase a lot of locally sourced produce, you probably know all too well that fruits and vegetables can be an expensive part of the weekly grocery bill. This is especially true if you are diligently trying to ensure your family gets their daily recommended dose of greens. That’s where the Good Food Box program may come in handy. Good Food Box Kingston (GFBK) is a program that’s supported by Kingston Community Health Centres, while it endeavors to provide the community with fresh, affordable produce once a month, all year round.  Through GFBK, you can order packages of fruit or vegetables for $6, as well as small ($11) and large ($17) boxes of fruit and vegetables; the contents change from month to month based upon what’s in season.  You can order a good food box at anytime with no obligation to re-order.  Orders themselves need to be submitted by the second Thursday of each month (ie today)  and picked up on the third Thursday from one of 7 locations throughout Kingston.  So what are you waiting for?  Give GFBK a try and see just how easy it is to eat healthily in Kingston.

Join us in completing this week’s #ygkchallenge by liking it on Facebook and/or re-Tweeting it on Twitter. By liking and sharing, you’re not only committing to doing something great, but you’re also helping us spread the word and hopefully encouraging others to participate.

Photo credit to thebittenword.com.

Harvey Kirkpatrick

Harvey Kirkpatrick is Kingstonist's Co-Founder. His features curiously explore urban planning, what if scenarios, the local food scene and notable Kingstonians. Loves playing tourist and listening to rap music. Learn more about Harvey...

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