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​Changes happening with Kincardine Good Food Box program

June 24, 2022

There are changes happening with the Kincardine Good Food Box program.

First off, the program will continue through the summer, with ordering at the Century 21 In-Studio Realty office by the second Tuesday of the month, and pick-up on the third Tuesday of the month, from 9:30 a.m. to Noon, at Knox Presbyterian Church, Kincardine.

Secondly, the current buyer/supplier, Brad McFadden of Paisley, is retiring, and the new buyer/supplier, Justin Hill of Wroxeter, will officially take over in September. The two will be working together, picking up the produce and bringing it for distribution, for July and August.

Also, beginning in September, the Good Food Box could be switched to Fridays instead of Tuesdays; that change will be announced closer to the fall.

Thirdly, there were 22 Good Food Boxes loaded up and taken to the Ripley satellite depot, thanks to the Kincardine Lions Club for the transportation, and the Ripley Lions Club for supporting the Ripley volunteer.

Fourthly, the co-ordinators and volunteers with the Good Food Box welcomed Paul Wagenaar, food security co-ordinator, and Jennifer Kingsland, this year’s Brescia College intern, with the United Way of Bruce Grey, to Tuesday’s distribution day.

Kingsland is spending six weeks with the agency, visiting organizations to learn what they do, and helping in a “hands-on” way as much as possible. Like last year’s summer intern, she brings a similar skill set, being a certified food handler and having a smart serve certificate.

Additionally, she has volunteer and work experience as a dietary aide at St. Joseph's in London, a Client Care and Technology Specialist in London, and operates her own business as a nutritionist.  At the end of her work term, she will be putting together a presentation that could be used to educate Grade 6 students on food insecurity in rural Ontario.

Jennifer Kingsland (left), intern, and Paul Wagenaar, food security co-ordinator, with the United Way of Bruce Grey, help out at the Kincardine Good Food Box program, Tuesday morning

Retiring Kincardine Good Food Box buyer/supplier Brad McFadden (left) is handing the reins over to Justin Hill in September; with them, are program co-ordinators Wendy Cox and Shirley Bieman

And finally, the Kincardine Community Services Association, with the help of volunteers from Knox Church, was handing out 10-pound bags of P.E.I. potatoes, supplied by the Meaford Rotary Club and the Rotary Club of Collingwood South Georgian Bay.

Paul Wagenaar (left) and Jennifer Kingsland (right) of the United Way of Bruce Grey, work with volunteers Angela Edisbury and Leise Peddie (hidden), cleaning up cardboad boxes at the Kincardine Good Food Box program

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