Good Food Box
The Thunder Bay Good Food Box is a non-profit, volunteer powered, community based, food security initiative, administered by the Northwestern Ontario Women’s Centre since 2005. It is a fruit and vegetable distribution program that aims to improve access to good food by making quality, fresh produce available at a low cost in neighbourhoods across Thunder Bay. It is intended to assist individuals with low or fixed in-comes access affordable fresh produce 12 months a year.
The Northwestern Ontario Women’s Centre Good Food Box program is supported by the Government of Canada’s Emergency Community Support Fund, the Thunder Bay Community Foundation and the United Way of Thunder Bay.
The Northwestern Ontario Women’s Centre also offers Local Food Boxes and occasionally Gift Boxes as fundraising campaigns. Similar to the GFB program, boxes are ordered and paid for in advance.
Northwestern Ontario Women’s Centre
The Northwestern Ontario Women’s Centre (NWOWC) is a non-profit, community-based feminist organization based out of Thunder Bay, Ontario. Our mission is to create and advocate for safe and supportive environments so that self–identified women can fully engage in their lives and communities. NWOWC works with women to increase their access to knowledge, skills and resources so they can make informed and strategic choices.
The NWOWC assists and advocates for women around a variety of issues: poverty, family, child welfare and criminal law, immigration, sexual harassment, human rights and more. We also work to increase understanding and awareness of issues that affect women such as violence, poverty, sexism, racism, sexual orientation, access to justice and human rights through presentations and information clinics. We are also active in advocating for systemic change in public policies that negatively impact women in our community.
We gratefully acknowledge the support of volunteers, donors, and the Investing in Women’s Future Program of the Ontario Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services.