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Food program provides fresh options

Once a month throughout the year, Nanaimo Foodshare’s Good Food Box Program offers families a chance to participate in a bulk-buying produce program that makes it possible for them to include fresh produce in their diet while stretching their food dollars.

For $10, a family receives a box of quality fresh fruits and vegetables.

Despite this low cost, Foodshare is finding an increasing number of families that cannot even afford $10.

The public is encouraged to sponsor a family for up to six months in the program. It’s a simple and inexpensive way to have a major impact on a family’s health and wellness.

By providing a gift of fresh healthy food, people will be helping others improve their health and prevent disease.

Individuals and businesses can sponsor families they know would benefit from this gift, or Foodshare can provide the gift on their behalf to a family that needs support.

Food boxes are put together on the second Wednesday of every month and contain two weeks worth of fruits and  vegetables.

For more information, please call Nanaimo Foodshare  at 250-753-9393 or go to www.nanaimofoodshare.ca/programs.

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