Thanks to a partnership between the New Westminster Community Food Action Committee, New Westminster Parks, Culture and Recreation, School District No. 40 (New Westminster) and Help on Wheels our community will soon be benefiting from a Harvest Box program. The program was developed to encourage healthy eating, educate people on the benefits of eating fruits and vegetables daily, and support local BC farms. It is a program for anyone who wants to purchase fresh fruit and produce at affordable prices!
Starting today you can call or walk in to Century House (620 8th Street / 604.519.1066), Centennial Community Centre (65 E 6th Street/ 604.777.5100) or Queensborough Community Centre (920 Ewen Ave / 604.525.7388) and place your Harvest Box order.
Three varieties are avalable:
1. Harvest Value Box for $8 – features a variety of fruits and vegetables and has been designed to make eating fruits and vegetables more affordable.
2. Harvest Local Box for $15 – features local BC fruit and veggies – supporting local growers and sustainable agricultural methods.
3. Harvest BOGO Box for $15 – Buy One, Give One! You get a Harvest Value Box and another one is donated to an individual or family in need in the community.
Harvest Box Depot Days will be the 2nd and last Thursday of the month starting November 14th.
Orders for Harvest Boxes will need to be received by 4:30 pm the previous Thursday – so our first order deadline is November 7th at 4:30.
Harvest Box Depots (where you can pick your Harvest Box up) will be located at: Century House (620 8th Street), Centennial Community Centre (65 E 6th Street), Queensborough Community Centre (920 Ewen Ave) and Lord Kelvin School (Community HUB portable at the back of the school on 7th Ave).
All donated BOGO boxes will be distributed through the Lord Kelvin Harvest Box Depot. The NW Community Food Action Committee will be working with local community service providers and school staff to distribute the donated BOGO boxes to individuals and families in need.
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