Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Good Food Club: Great Produce, Low Price

Staff members of the Vera Bracken Library have coordinated distribution of produce for the Medicine Hat Good Food Club for the past several years. The club is an initiative of the Community Food Connections Association, whose stated goal is to improve "the quality of life for everyone and believe healthy food is a right and not a privilege."

WHAT IS IT?

With 220+ members currently in the club, the group is able to purchase top-quality fresh fruits and vegetables at wholesale prices through the power of bulk buying. The Good Food Club is available for faculty, staff, and students at Medicine Hat College.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

Faculty and staff:
  • $30/year for non-volunteers
  • $10/year for volunteers with the Good Food Club
Students:
  • FREE
Each month you choose the size of box you would like. The boxes are valued at: $10, $15, or $20 (this is in addition to the annual membership fee). Payment is due before the last Tuesday of each month.

WHEN DO I PICK UP THE PRODUCE?

Delivery is on the 2nd Tuesday of each month.

HOW TO JOIN

To join the club, please contact Barb Banasch or Valarie Westers of the Vera Bracken Library—they proudly organize this endeavour at the college. You can visit them in-person in the Vera Bracken Library or reach them by telephone at: 403.529.3867.

MONTHLY PRIZE DRAW

Even if you do not join the club, you still have opportunities to benefit from the club. Library Services will have a prize draw for a food box each month. The draw can be entered during the week prior to the boxes' delivery to the Vera Bracken Library.

If you are a member of the community and want to join the club, discover other pick-up locations, or want to read the full guidelines, please visit the "Initiatives" page of the Community Food Connections Association for more details.

The Community Food Connections Association and Library Services, working to develop healthy bodies and minds!

Pictured (l-r): Large, medium, and small produce boxes' contents.
 

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