OTTAWA GOOD FOOD BOX CELEBRATES 20TH ANNIVERSARY

November 24, 2016

MEDIA ADVISORY
For IMMEDIATE RELEASE

OTTAWA GOOD FOOD BOX CELEBRATES 20TH ANNIVERSARY

Ottawa, November 23, 2016 – The Ottawa Good Food Box (GFB) is hosting an event to celebrate its 20th year of bringing healthy, fresh, affordable food to neighbourhoods throughout Ottawa. With 40 sites throughout the city, that’s a lot of tasty fruits and vegetables each month!

Friday, November 25, 2016
4:00 PM to 6 PM – Speakers from 4:45 to 5:00 PM
Centretown Community Health Centre
420 Cooper Street

The event, like the GFB, is open to everyone. Media representatives are invited to attend. There will be opportunities for photos and interviews.

“The best thing about the Good Food Box is that neighbours come together to make it happen. Food is a great connector. It can help break isolation which is important for people and community’s health and well-being,” explained Simone Thibault, Executive director at the Centretown Community Health Centre.

As a non-profit social enterprise supported by the Centretown Community Health Centre and the City of Ottawa, the Ottawa Good Food Box works to increase food security for those with limited incomes, provide a convenient monthly pick up of fresh fruits and vegetables for everyone to encourage healthy eating and facilitate community building. The GFB also provides volunteer opportunities for the more than 100 volunteers who give their time, energy and creativity to the program and supports local growers.

In addition to celebrating 20 years of Good Food, the GFB will be introducing a new logo, new brochures and giving a teaser of their upcoming new website. People who wish to attend the event can reserve their spot by emailing goodfoodbox@centretownchc.org or calling 613-860-6767.

 

BACKGROUND                                                                                 

The Ottawa Good Food Box is a non-profit community-based initiative bringing neighbours together to buy a variety of delicious and nutritious fresh fruits and vegetables at wholesale prices. It works like a large buying club with centralized buying and coordination. The goal is to purchase food that is in season and is grown close to home as possible. The Ottawa Good Food Box is supported by the Centretown Community Health Centre.

 

SPEAKERS:

Simone Thibault, Executive Director, Centretown Community Health Centre

Jim Watson, City of Ottawa Mayor

Catherine McKenney, City Councillor for Somerset Ward

Bill Barkley, Local farmer, Barkley's Apple Orchard

Bryana Katz, Co-coordinator of the Ottawa Good Food Box

 

To schedule an interview, please contact:
Valérie Levert-Gagnon
Communications Officer, Centretown Community Health Centre
613-233-4443, ext. 2496
vgagnon@centretownchc.org