What has the Good Food Box program been up to during the pandemic?
In early spring 2020, when most of the province was in lockdown, the Good Food Box program partnered with Roots to Harvest and the District of Thunder Bay Social Services Administration Board to distribute Emergency Good Food Boxes to seniors in need. We also partnered with the Indigenous Food Circle to bring Emergency Good Food Boxes to First Nation communities in our region.
From June to September 2020, we ran a Good Food Box bridge project – distributing free boxes as we transitioned back to regular distribution operation.
These programs were supported by the Government of Canada’s Emergency Community Support Fund, the Thunder Bay Community Foundation and the United Way of Thunder Bay – thank you for making it all possible! Gratitude also goes to the Host-Sites, volunteers and community partners such as Westfort Foods and Louden Bros. who worked tirelessly and went truly above and beyond.
All together, over 5,300 Good Food Boxes were distributed between April and September. As of October 2020, the Thunder Bay Good Food Box program is now back up and running!