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.

Notice of price increase: The Good Food Box price increase will be in effect for orders from the TGCA depot for the August 22 deadline, which will be on sale beginning June 20th. To see the announcement from Community Kitchen Calgary, click here

How it works

Resident holding a large Good Food Box in 2019.

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 March 21 pickup until March 12, 2 pm. Pickup time is 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 volunteer attendant what your order number is and they will give you 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.

2024 order deadlines and pickup dates

Tues. Order Deadline, 2 pm

Thurs. Pickup Date, 2 – 6 pm

Jan 23

Feb 1

Feb 20

Feb 29

Mar 12

Mar 21

Apr 16

 Apr 25

May 7

May 16

Jun 4

Jun 13

No box in July

 

Aug 6

Aug 15

Sep 3

Sep 12

Sep 24

Oct 3

Oct 22

Oct 31

Nov 19

Nov 28

No box in Dec

 

Box options – please see notice of price increase as of August 1 above.

Small Box:  $30, 15 – 20 lbs* of fruits and vegetables

Medium Box:     $35, 25 – 30- lbs* of fruits and vegetables

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

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

Orders & additional info

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