Programs

Good Food Box at the TGCA

Program information

The Good Food Box makes top-quality, fresh food available in a way that does not stigmatize people, fosters community development and promotes healthy eating.

The program is coordinated by the Community Kitchen Program of Calgary and the TGCA is one of many depots across Calgary. You can find all the depots on the Community Kitchen website.

Good Food Boxes include produce only, and are chock-full of seasonal vegetables and fruits, so you can expect quite a different box in January than you might get in June.  

You may want to make a meal plan ahead of receiving your Good Food box. It’s an exceptional value but it is a lot of perishable food. To give you an idea of how much food you’ll get, the “large box” usually comes in a banana box and often also includes an additional bag of potatoes. (Pictured on this page)

For more information about this program, please contact Ian Undseth: email gfb@ckpcalgary.ca, call (403) 538-3780, or visit ckpcalgary.ca/goodfoodbox

Please note: Community Kitchen Program of Calgary doesn’t accommodate special orders and the content of the boxes is not optional. Please keep this in mind if you have allergies, as your box may contain a wide variety of produce.

How it works

Resident holding a large Good Food Box.

The TGCA takes payments online or in the office for the The Good Food Box program. You can purchase your box online using VISA or Mastercard below, you can send the TGCA an e-transfer (more info on e-transfers on this page) or you can visit us in the office and pay with debit, credit or cash.

You will receive an order confirmation to your chosen email. Please have this order number with you to pick up your order. 

 

You can now order the Good Food Boxes for the Dec. 15 pickup until Dec. 5, 3:30 pm. 

 

Pickup time is now 2 pm – 6pm. 

Pick up procedure: The Good Food Boxes will be available in the Old Lobby (orange star on map of TGCA site at bottom of this page) on designated pick up days. It’s located north of the entrance on the east side of the building-please note the signage above the door. Tell the attendant what your order number is and they will return with your box.

If you can’t make it to the designated pickup time, please contact Vanessa, v.gillard@tgcalcalgary.com and arrange a time for the next day -Friday- to pickup your box.

Please note that boxes that aren’t picked up will be utilized by the TGCA.

2022 order deadlines and pickup dates

Order deadlines, 3:30 pm

Pickup dates, 2 pm – 6 pm

November 15

November 24

December 5

December 15

2023 order deadlines and pickup dates

Order deadline, 3:30 pm

Pickup date, 2 – 6 pm

Jan 17

Jan 26

Feb 7

Feb 16

Mar 7

Mar 16

Apr 11

Apr 20

May 2

May 11

May 30

Jun 8

Jun 20

Jun 29

Aug 22

Aug 31

Sept 19

Sept 28

Oct 17

Oct 26

Nov 14

Nov 23

 

 

Box options

Small Box:          $25, 20-25lbs* of fruits and vegetables

Medium Box:     $30, 30-35lbs* of fruits and vegetables

Large Box:       $35, 40-45lbs* of fruits and vegetables

*These weights are just an approximate. Weights will vary depending on produce size and density.

Orders & additional info

To our Good Food Box program participants: as of Oct. 11, 2022 the TGCA has added an online service fee of 5% to online orders. You may also pay in the office with cash, debit or credit at no additional fee during office hours.

Good Food Box via e-transfer

If you would like to purchase your Good Food Box via e-transfer, please send a request to admin@tgcacalgary.com, and include the following info in your order: 

  • Your first and last name 
  • Your phone number 
  • Your preferred email 
  • What size Good Food Box you would like