The London Good Food Box

The London Good Food Box is a program of London’s Child and Youth Network, which distributes low-cost boxes of vegetables and fruit once a month in neighbourhoods across London. For just $10, you will receive $14-16 worth of fresh produce, as well as healthy tips for preserving and preparing your fruits and vegetables. Orders and payments are due one week in advance of pick-up. Pick-ups are scheduled for the last Tuesday of every month. Remember, payment is due at the time of placing the order.

*Program fees and services are non-refundable*

Place your order today!

The GCCRC is 1 of 19 Good Food Box providers across London, ON. Our location is dedicated to serving the Glen Cairn and Pond Mills community. If you reside outside this area, check out the FAQ for the host site nearest you.

To order, fill out the order form or call us at 519-668-2745

We need volunteers!

Prepare food boxes - Meet your neighbours - Support your community

If you would like to join our amazing team of volunteers, contact Jazz Walmsley at 519-668-2745 or jwalmsley@gccrc.ca

 
  • Carling Heights Optimist Community Centre

    656 Elizabeth Street

    Phone: 519-661-2523

  • Chippewa of the Thames First Nations

    328 Chippewa Road, Muncey

    Phone: 519-289-5621

  • Crouch Neighbourhood Resource Centre

    550 Hamilton Road

    Phone: 519-642-7630

  • Family Centre Argyle

    1990 Royal Court

    Phone: 519-455-2791

  • Family Centre Carling-Thames

    335 Belfield Street

    Phone: 519-432-0488

  • Family Centre Westminster

    690 Osgoode Drive

    Phone: 519-649-1248

  • Glen Cairn Neighbourhood Resource Centre

    244 Adelaide St South

    Phone: 519-668-2745

  • Good News Christian Reformed Church

    476 Clarke Road

    Phone: 519-659-8278

  • London Intercommunity Health Centre

    659 Dundas Street

    Phone: 519-660-0874

  • London Intercommunity Health Centre (Huron & Highbury Site)

    7-1355 Huron Street

    Phone: 519-659-6399

  • London Intercommunity Health Centre (Argyle Site)

    1-1700 Dundas Street

    Phone: 519-660-5853

  • LUSO Community Services

    1193 Oxford Street East

    Phone: 519-452-1466

  • VON Middlesex-Elgin

    1151 Florence Street

    Phone: 519-455-1422

  • ONEIDA Nations of the Thames

    2110 Ball Park Road, Southwold

    Phone: 519-652-0500

  • Northwest London Resource Centre

    27A-1225 Wonderland Road

    Phone: 519-471-8444

  • South London Neighbourhood Resource Centre

    1119 Jalna Boulevard

    Phone: 519-686-8600

  • Southwest Ontario Aboriginal Health Access Centre

    425-427 William Street

    Phone: 519-672-4079

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How much does a box cost?

One box costs $10 but includes $13-15 worth of vegetables and fruit. The price you pay is lower because the vegetables and fruit are bought in bulk. 

 

When can I place and pick up my order?

Orders and payments are due one week before each pick-up date. Orders are picked up on the last Tuesday of the month.

What is in the London Good Food Box?

Each month, the vegetables and fruit change depending on what’s in season and a good price. Everyone gets the same box. Below are some vegetables and fruit you might get:

  • Winter – apples, beets, cabbage, carrots

  • Spring – asparagus, peppers, spinach, strawberries

  • Summer – beans, blueberries, cherries

  • Fall – cauliflower, cranberries, leeks, parsnip, pears, pumpkin, squash, zucchini

What are the benefits?

  • Spend less time at the grocery store

  • Buy vegetables and fruit at a lower bulk price

  • Receive healthy recipes and healthy eating tips

  • Try new vegetables and fruit

  • Support the local economy

  • Connect to your local community

 

Are the vegetables and fruit grown locally?

Many of the items in your box are grown in Ontario. A few items are not grown locally.

 

How do I get involved?

Everyone is welcome to get involved with The London Good Food Box program.

  • Help sort and pack food boxes on a packing day

  • Volunteer to become a Neighbourhood Coordinator

  • Promote the London Good Food Box

  • Support your neighbourhood host site

 

If you are interested in becoming involved, please contact Jazz Walmsley, London Good Food Box coordinator at 519-668-2745 or jwalmsley@gccrc.ca.

Can I order more than one box?

Yes, you can order more than one food box. 

I'm from outside the Glen Cairn and Pond Mills Area. Can I still order a box?

Yes! This program welcomes box orders from everyone across London! Each host site services their local community, call or visit your nearest Good Food Box host site to order your box. Please be sure to order and pick up your order from the same location.

 

Is there a schedule?

Yes, here is the 2022 overview for the London Good Food Box program:

Order pick-up dates for the GCCRC are highlighted in green.

We request that you place your order and confirm payment one week before the pick-up date.

You can help end hunger!

Did you know that in 2021, 15.9% of households in the ten provinces experienced some level of food insecurity in the previous 12 months? That amounts to 5.8 million people, including almost 1.4 million children under the age of 18, living in food-insecure households. When you donate, you help feed your neighbours in need.

 

Join us in the fight against food insecurity.