What is the Difference Between the Boxes/bags?

Picking the right food box for you and your family can be a bit complicated so we have broken it down and used pictures with the actual food boxes that were distributed on March 10/2021. The real challenge of course is that they vary from week to week. It depends on what is in season, what is available, and we all like variety so we mix it up a bit. Each box will be described with the price listed but any of these can be subsidized, either in whole or in part. For anyone who has difficulty picking it up, we deliver to most addresses.

Occasionally finances allow for a bit extra. Depending on donations we are sometimes able to add a bit extra to the boxes. When this happens we try to spread it out as evenly as we can. Any donations made to the Good Food Box go only to the Good Food Box and are not applied to any other project.

When filling the boxes the volunteers are filling a specified number of boxes with no names or any indication of who they go to. Another volunteer grabs the first box as folks come to pick them up. Sometimes there might be something missing or something extra. Sometimes we might miss a bruise or two. But we are absolutely doing our best and probably just need more coffee.

An example of a small box distributed March 10, 2021.

This is an example of the Small Box. Anyone who ordered a small on March 10 would have received 5 pounds of potatoes, 2 pounds of onions, 2 pounds of carrots, green onion, iceberg lettuce, 2 pounds of bananas, 2 apples, 2 oranges, and a dozen eggs. These items rarely change. The celery, cucumber and 2 tomatoes are occasionally substituted for something else and the romaine is this week’s extra.

An example of a large box distributed March 10, 2021.

This is an example of the Large Box. Anyone who ordered a large box on March 10 would have received 5 pounds of potatoes, 2 pounds of onions, 2 pounds of carrots, green onion, cucumber, iceberg lettuce, 2 pounds of bananas, 4 apples, 4 oranges rarely change and the celery, asparagus, pineapple, 4 pears, broccoli, 2 tomatoes are occasionally for something else substituted. Cauliflower and romaine lettuce were added as extras.

An example of the difference between a Large and Small box distributed March 10, 2021.

This shows the difference between the Large and Small boxes.  The small box has everything the large does but is missing cauliflower, broccoli, asparagus, green onion, pineapple, 2 apples, 2 oranges and 4 pears.

An example of a fruit bag distributed March 10, 2021.

This is an example of the Fruit Bag.  Anyone who ordered a fruit bag on March 10 would have received 3 red apples, 3 pears, 3 oranges, 2 pounds of bananas and a pineapple. The fruit bag always consists of 5 different fruits and is largely dependent on what is in the larger boxes.

An example of a vegetable bag distributed March 10, 2021.

This is an example of the Vegetable Bag. Anyone who ordered a vegetable bag on March 10 would have received 2 pounds of carrots, 2 pounds of onions, lettuce, 2 tomatoes, and broccoli. The vegetable bag always consists of 5 different vegetables and is largely dependent on what is in the larger boxes.

To learn more about The Good Food Box, please see this page.

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