The first delivery of Lake Cowichan’s rejuvenated Good Food Box program had 14 people picking up bags of fruit and vegetables, delivered fresh from the Duncan Farmer’s Market.
“Considering it was only a week’s notice, it’s not so bad,” volunteer organizer Susan Lowe said, of the first delivery.
For those with mobility issues, volunteers Susan Lowe and Sheila Kinna will deliver the food.
“It’s for those that are unable to carry, or don’t have a vehicle,” Lowe said, pointing out that they don’t have time to deliver food to all Good Food Box recipients.
With 14 people the first week, Lowe said that things are looking up, and that the Good Food Box program is safely here to stay.
The deadlines for June’s Good Food Box is payment of $12 to Cowichan Lake Community Services by Friday, June 3, and delivery at Community Services’ parking lot at about 2:30, Monday, June 20.
The volunteer-driven not-for-profit program is open to everyone