Salvation Army starting health food program in French Creek

Major Rolf Guenther of the Salvation Army Food Bank reports that they are bringing a new healthy food program to District 69.

An example of the Nanaimo Foodshare’s Good Food Box.

An example of the Nanaimo Foodshare’s Good Food Box.

Major Rolf Guenther of the Salvation Army Food Bank reports that they are bringing a new healthy food program to District 69.

The Salvation Army’s French Creek office is now the local source for the Nanaimo Foodshare’s Good Food Boxes.

Once a month for $10 anyone can buy a box of healthy, mostly local fruits and vegetables, likely worth more than $20 Guenther said.

People need to pay at the office by September 5 to be able to pick up the box on the 12th.

Foodshare buys in bulk from local farmers and shops around for the best deals, providing affordable access to up to 75 servings per box.

They say a box can have almost two weeks worth of the Canada Food Guide daily recommendations for an adult.

“Everyone can enjoy it, it doesn’t matter if you’re a food bank client or a millionaire and you can buy as many as you want,” Guenther said.

He said that while it is not a Salvation Army program they heard that Parksville people were using the Nanaimo service and it fits well within their philosophy of helping people.

For more information call 250-248-8794 or stop at 886 Wembley Road.