Healthy Harvest Box - Something to Talk About

Jason Gibson, Healthy Harvest Coordinator

Healthy Harvest Box is a non-profit social enterprise that focuses on helping everyone in our community eat healthier.

You will exponentially feel good as you get the health benefits of having a regular supply of fresh, healthy, sustainable fruits and vegetables delivered right to your door.

Podcast Series

Something to Talk About | Podcast with a Cause | Brantford Podcaster

Podcast Guest

Jason Gibson, Healthy Harvest Coordinator (recorded in Brantford, ON)

Live to Air Podcast

January 9, 2019 | Podcasting Live to Air from Brantford on BRAAGLE

Podcast Interview Transcript

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welcome to something to talk about where

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I take all this gear that collected over

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many years of podcasting and I turn to a

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good cause this is a podcast with a

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cause and today we have our special

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guest Jason Gibson say hello Jason hi

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how are you doing everybody there you go

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and once again the beauty of this

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podcasting is we’re doing it live right

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now but obviously this is gonna be heard

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over and over and over and over because

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this is I believe a product and not just

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a product but a overall idea concept yes

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that I think will have legs and we’ll be

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around for a while so we’re talking

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about the healthy harvest box so once

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again that is healthy harvest box and

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that’s healthy harvest box a dot C a so

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this is a canadian initiative that’s

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actually right now it’s strictly in

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Brant County Brantford in the Six

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Nations area we are social enterprise

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and basically what this is a

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continuation of what was formerly known

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as the Good Food Box Program which was

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run by the Brantford Food Bank now what

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we’re doing is we’ve sort of monetized

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modernized the the whole program we’ve

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added a website we’ve added delivery to

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the services so it’s not just just one

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box anymore there’s like four boxes well

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I think that there’s also the aspect

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that it reaches way outside of the the

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community in terms of people that can

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actually contribute to this right

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exactly so you’ve come here obviously

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prepared and you know I know you well

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enough to know that you’re a very

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prepared individual in in the layman’s

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term in the overall terms what is the

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healthy harvest box program yeah so what

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the healthy harvest box program is is a

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way to get fresh fruits and vegetables

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out into our community number one and

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number two it’s an excellent way where

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you could help your community by

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supporting the Brantford Food Bank we

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sell these boxes on our new website

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which is a healthy harvest box dot CA

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people can go online they can place

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their orders

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three of the boxes actually include

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delivery so they get delivered right to

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your door and then all of the proceeds

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from what we do go directly to help

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support the programs at the food bank

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and I believe also on the website

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there’s abilities to even just donate oh

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yes yeah yeah you can you can you can

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make a donation to directly to the

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Brantford Food Bank so if you’re not

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interested in for whatever reason

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purchasing a box of fresh fruits and

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vegetables and having it delivered to

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your house you can just make the

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donation go there you can also buy gift

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certificates as well on the website so

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if you have somebody who you feel like

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you want to give out to or treat

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somebody or for their birthday or

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anniversary and you’re looking for

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something super unique to do you know

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you can have a box of fruits and

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vegetables delivered right to their door

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once a month for a year I mean it’s a

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it’s the gift that keeps on giving or a

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very healthy gift very a very healthy

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gift and the thing is too is that all of

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our boxes include recipes and tips we

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have recipes and links on our website so

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it doesn’t just stop it here’s your

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fruits and vegetables you know we have

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it goes a little bit beyond that too

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so there are multiple versions of this

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box yeah so what’s in the box and maybe

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what are some of the versions like okay

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well like I was saying the this program

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started in 2009 it was originally called

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the Good Food Box Program we’ve

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rebranded as the healthy harvest box

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program adding like I said the modern

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touches we do our main box still is the

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good food box we still do have that it’s

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it’s $20 if you come and pick it up and

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it’s $25 if you get it delivered to your

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door that box includes basically a mix

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of 30 percent fruits 70 percent

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vegetables it’s mostly local as much as

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we can we don’t get too stuck on that

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because as much as we want to try and

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support local businesses and our in our

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suppliers Alberta farms from Brant

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County so I mean there’s local as it

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gets they get a lot of their product

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from farmers but we don’t exclusively

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use 100% local it’s a big question a lot

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of people have me is it local is it

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local yes as much as we possibly can

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it’s local

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really what it comes down to our program

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is very important for us to have that

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local element but it’s more so about

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getting the food to the people who

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really need it

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so it’s not a hundred percent about you

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know supporting the farmers it’s it’s

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also about even even there’s people out

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there who even if you have local goods

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available 24/7 they still can’t afford

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it so we’re trying to get fruits and

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vegetables into the people’s hands that

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they can that maybe normally wouldn’t be

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able to afford this type of food yes

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well let’s be honest healthy living is

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not necessarily cheap living no exactly

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that’s a misconception a lot of people

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think that you know vegetables it’s

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local you know they think you know it

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should be cheaper and and really it

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sometimes that’s not the case so are the

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economies of scale and exactly exactly

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our good food box is what we call our

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basic box it’s going to have a 30/70 mix

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between fruits and vegetables and the

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fruits and vegetables that are in there

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are going to be mostly local and basic

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our healthy harvest box which is $45

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that includes a $5 donation directly to

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the food bank in your name and also

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includes your delivery rate to your

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address or whatever address you could be

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your business could be your home that

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box is very similar to the good food box

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but it has a little bit more of a

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culinary twist to it so some of the

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items included will be maybe fresh herbs

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you might have stuff that’s maybe not

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necessarily in season but will be stuff

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that you can experiment a bit more in

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your kitchen maybe some fruits and

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vegetables you haven’t seen that’s the

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whole idea of the healthy harvest box is

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its healthy but it’s also for people who

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have a little bit more adventurous as

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well it’s also if I understand this

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correctly the the original concept was

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really targeted to to a certain

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demographic right this particular box is

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for anybody it’s for anybody yeah you’re

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still contributing to a larger cause

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you’re to me it’s the win-win-win yeah

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you’re getting healthy fruits and

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vegetables you’re supporting your

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community you’re making a donation I

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mean and it’s getting delivered and it’s

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getting delivered right to your house

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you don’t have to you really don’t even

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have to leave you can order not to leave

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all basically all you have to do and we

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are will let our websites been as you

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know live since this past Tuesday we’ve

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already had people using the site

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ordering their boxes

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and you know expecting their delivery in

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January and that’s that’s the way it

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works it’s really easy yeah that was the

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idea that was the whole idea was to make

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it easy for people so the healthy

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harvest box we also have two other boxes

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one is a family snack box it’s more

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geared to families so it’s a 50/50 mix

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fruits and vegetables and the fruits and

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vegetables in that box are what I call

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easy prep so it’s stuff that you can

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just like cut and wash or stuff that you

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just wash or and eat like it’s it’s not

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stuff where you’re gonna involve a whole

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bunch of prep it’s great for lunches

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it’s great for snacks kids come home you

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open up a bag of baby carrots rinse them

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off put them on a plate and away you go

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the fruit only box is exactly the name

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says it all its fruit only you know both

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of those last two those are good for

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businesses as well thankfully on an

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excellent excellent for businesses we’re

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actually we’re looking at expanding this

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part of the expansion of this program is

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to expand it into the wellness sector of

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businesses a lot of businesses have a

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health and wellness program now and this

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is perfect for that and it gives their

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employees an opportunity to not only

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increase their own health but also the

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health of their community at the same

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time well and this also as you say a

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social enterprise and it is I wouldn’t

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be surprised if large corporations would

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see benefits in that considering it’s a

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charitable cost exactly yes and you know

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it’s what it really comes down to for me

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it’s not necessarily just about money

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either it’s there’s a whole there’s

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multiple levels of this business it’s

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win win win it’s win win win exactly so

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so you were about to elaborate on the

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multiple levels yeah so so you know at

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the end of the day you’re getting

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healthy fruits and vegetables so your

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that’s one level and you should

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supporting local like I said we don’t we

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don’t claim that a hundred percent of

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our stuff is local we can’t claim that

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well where the money goes and the water

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that where the money goes and the

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benefits is a hundred percent local it

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directly goes to support the Brantford

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Food Bank and and all of its programs so

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and plus anything that we have leftover

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it we everything gets donated directly

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to the food bank so we’re

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kind of trying to make it a lot easier

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for people to donate to the food bank as

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well I mean one good way to do that

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would be to go online order a good food

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box and you don’t even have to have it

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delivered to your house you can just say

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you know you’re gonna pick it up or you

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can even make a note on there that you

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just want to donate it mm-hmm and that

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will go directly to somebody who’s in

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need at the food bank so anything we

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have left that isn’t picked up or

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doesn’t get delivered or you know

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whatever whatever the situation might

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arise if we have leftover sometimes you

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know everything goes right back to the

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food bank so it’s not you know it’s kind

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of there’s another level there that

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people can do to help other people

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mm-hmm so once again the for just

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because people have a short time span

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the for again our yeah the for are the

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good food box which is $20 if you pick

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it up 25 if you get it delivered you do

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have the option on that box the healthy

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harvest box which is $45 the family

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snack box which is $50 and the old fruit

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box which is $60 all three of those

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boxes include delivery to your home or

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business and also include a $5 donation

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directly to the food bank in your name

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now how would people go about ordering

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this I know there’s a website maybe walk

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me through a bit of that oh yeah you

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have a little bit of inside information

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on that but I guess I mean really at the

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end of the day the easiest way to say it

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is if you have access to a computer go

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online go to WWLP harvest box CA the

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first page that clicks up there’s a

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bunch of stuff for information where you

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can just click on the box as order now

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it’ll take you to all the choices you

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make a choice you can choose from a one

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month one time only so you can try it

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out you can do a three month

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subscription a six month subscription or

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a one-year subscription which means say

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you choose a six month subscription for

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you pay online and then for the next six

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months you get that box once a month

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comes right to you and the schedule is

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listed right there the dates and

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schedules are all on the website all the

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information that basically all the

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questions are answered on on the website

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although my phone number is on there too

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so if you have something that can’t be

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answered on the website by all means get

0:11:06.530,0:11:08.780
well and I think

0:11:07.130,0:11:11.570
that’s the main thing – this is still in

0:11:08.780,0:11:13.910
the early days of going live so yeah we

0:11:11.570,0:11:16.010
bring you some early but it’s working

0:11:13.910,0:11:17.690
very well like I mean it’s it really has

0:11:16.010,0:11:19.040
worked out really well I think this

0:11:17.690,0:11:22.040
program is going to be something that’s

0:11:19.040,0:11:23.660
it it did grow in the community for a

0:11:22.040,0:11:25.100
long time like I said a lot of people

0:11:23.660,0:11:28.640
don’t even realize this has been around

0:11:25.100,0:11:30.290
since 2009 all we’re doing is making

0:11:28.640,0:11:32.810
some improvements and modernizing the

0:11:30.290,0:11:36.500
whole thing and trying to bring it to

0:11:32.810,0:11:38.360
more of a broader audience in this

0:11:36.500,0:11:42.380
community well and I think this is a

0:11:38.360,0:11:46.130
good time the first order this is a tell

0:11:42.380,0:11:47.900
me the first so so this is sort of you

0:11:46.130,0:11:51.890
know I I had my own business for a lot

0:11:47.900,0:11:54.020
of years and I did quite a few things

0:11:51.890,0:11:56.300
with the internet I I always knew how

0:11:54.020,0:11:59.270
powerful it was but our site went live

0:11:56.300,0:12:00.560
on on Tuesday and of course you know I’m

0:11:59.270,0:12:02.900
sitting in my office and I’m like

0:12:00.560,0:12:05.030
waiting like when’s the bell gonna ring

0:12:02.900,0:12:06.680
like when’s this first order gonna come

0:12:05.030,0:12:08.270
in and lo and behold like literally it

0:12:06.680,0:12:11.300
was like within an hour of the site

0:12:08.270,0:12:12.500
going live I got a phone call that was

0:12:11.300,0:12:14.060
the first thing I got a phone call and

0:12:12.500,0:12:15.650
it was somebody from Nova Scotia one of

0:12:14.060,0:12:17.090
the information I’m the good food I said

0:12:15.650,0:12:19.310
well you know we just got our website go

0:12:17.090,0:12:20.540
live if you go on there you can take

0:12:19.310,0:12:23.000
care of all this on there and she said

0:12:20.540,0:12:25.460
okay great showing up like not even five

0:12:23.000,0:12:28.820
minutes later her order pops up on my

0:12:25.460,0:12:31.220
screen so she lives in Nova Scotia her

0:12:28.820,0:12:31.880
parents live in Brantford they’re

0:12:31.220,0:12:34.280
elderly

0:12:31.880,0:12:36.500
she ordered six months worth of the Good

0:12:34.280,0:12:38.510
Food Box and they’re gonna come pick it

0:12:36.500,0:12:40.580
up at the at our offices at our pickup

0:12:38.510,0:12:42.230
site starting in January for six months

0:12:40.580,0:12:43.940
and the daughter took care of everything

0:12:42.230,0:12:45.890
she paid for it it’s all arranged so now

0:12:43.940,0:12:47.960
she knows at least once a month for the

0:12:45.890,0:12:49.400
next six months or elderly parents are

0:12:47.960,0:12:50.900
gonna get a great big box a healthy

0:12:49.400,0:12:52.400
stuff own that’s peace of mind and

0:12:50.900,0:12:53.900
that’s peace of mind and and it just

0:12:52.400,0:12:56.360
goes to show you not only the power of

0:12:53.900,0:12:57.860
the internet but the kind of like I said

0:12:56.360,0:12:59.960
the kind of other level stuff that we

0:12:57.860,0:13:02.510
can do it’s not just about trying to

0:12:59.960,0:13:03.800
sell boxes and raise money it’s helping

0:13:02.510,0:13:05.090
people as well like her parents

0:13:03.800,0:13:06.530
obviously it’s gonna help them they’re

0:13:05.090,0:13:08.840
not gonna have to go to a go store and

0:13:06.530,0:13:11.240
go shopping I’m gonna make one stop pick

0:13:08.840,0:13:13.820
up a box and have enough you know for an

0:13:11.240,0:13:17.390
elderly couple maybe even two weeks

0:13:13.820,0:13:19.850
worth of stuff yeah most of the boxes

0:13:17.390,0:13:20.780
will feed we say a family of four for a

0:13:19.850,0:13:22.280
week

0:13:20.780,0:13:24.080
if you’re eating you know fruits and

0:13:22.280,0:13:26.750
vegetables every day but I know I know

0:13:24.080,0:13:28.730
many elderlies they hardly yeah they you

0:13:26.750,0:13:30.500
know if it’s if it’s two people at home

0:13:28.730,0:13:31.430
then yeah the box could probably last a

0:13:30.500,0:13:34.100
couple weeks right

0:13:31.430,0:13:37.640
or at least it’s a nice blend to go at

0:13:34.100,0:13:41.240
whatever yeah I look at it this way it’s

0:13:37.640,0:13:43.970
it’s one-stop yeah there’s a lot of

0:13:41.240,0:13:45.200
competition with you know produce and

0:13:43.970,0:13:47.150
vegetables especially in Grant County

0:13:45.200,0:13:48.950
because we have so much great stuff here

0:13:47.150,0:13:51.380
but you do have to do a bit of traveling

0:13:48.950,0:13:52.760
to find the deals and get the stuff it’s

0:13:51.380,0:13:53.180
nice to be able to just have once a

0:13:52.760,0:13:55.400
month

0:13:53.180,0:13:57.020
well the nice thing too is as this grows

0:13:55.400,0:13:58.760
and we were talking about the economies

0:13:57.020,0:14:00.470
of scale and everything else the

0:13:58.760,0:14:02.330
economies of scale are there for this

0:14:00.470,0:14:03.890
bill to grow if you were to do this yeah

0:14:02.330,0:14:06.430
individually yourself every month or

0:14:03.890,0:14:10.100
whatnot you you know it’s a task yeah

0:14:06.430,0:14:11.480
the you know let the crowd take care of

0:14:10.100,0:14:13.160
the crowd I think I was mentioned you

0:14:11.480,0:14:16.160
before to like I look at it this way

0:14:13.160,0:14:16.820
it’s kind of like having Christmas 12

0:14:16.160,0:14:21.170
months a year

0:14:16.820,0:14:23.990
right we’re veggie claws Perfetti claws

0:14:21.170,0:14:26.480
we don’t bring candy and sweets to the

0:14:23.990,0:14:28.400
kids we bring healthy vegetables and

0:14:26.480,0:14:32.540
fruits okay we won’t advertise that

0:14:28.400,0:14:34.430
around around the chocolate you should

0:14:32.540,0:14:36.110
have like the little smuggled piece of

0:14:34.430,0:14:38.080
candy you know for an extra ten bucks

0:14:36.110,0:14:40.490
we’ll sneak in the little child laughs

0:14:38.080,0:14:42.620
one of the things to note on the website

0:14:40.490,0:14:44.180
even if you’re going in and ordering you

0:14:42.620,0:14:47.600
know a box that does not stop you from

0:14:44.180,0:14:49.880
also adding a subscription for someone

0:14:47.600,0:14:51.620
else exact or donation it doesn’t even

0:14:49.880,0:14:53.660
have to be for you it like I was saying

0:14:51.620,0:14:56.030
the perfect example our first order was

0:14:53.660,0:14:59.120
the perfect example if you have a

0:14:56.030,0:15:00.410
neighbor or family friend or somebody

0:14:59.120,0:15:03.170
who knows maybe just down on their luck

0:15:00.410,0:15:05.150
right and and they just you want to help

0:15:03.170,0:15:06.950
them out you can go on our website you

0:15:05.150,0:15:08.510
can order this box for them we can have

0:15:06.950,0:15:10.220
it delivered right to their address your

0:15:08.510,0:15:11.600
address you can bring it to them that’s

0:15:10.220,0:15:13.580
why we have the gift certificates as

0:15:11.600,0:15:16.250
well well it to your point if I know

0:15:13.580,0:15:18.260
that ten people need this yeah and I can

0:15:16.250,0:15:19.880
afford to do this for ten people right

0:15:18.260,0:15:21.650
you don’t have to do the math it just

0:15:19.880,0:15:23.300
don’t pay it put it you guys take care

0:15:21.650,0:15:26.720
and the people you think they’re the

0:15:23.300,0:15:29.630
people it’s if you want to order ten

0:15:26.720,0:15:31.010
healthy harvest boxes and have us give

0:15:29.630,0:15:33.020
it to some families in the community

0:15:31.010,0:15:34.160
then it’s easy as click click click and

0:15:33.020,0:15:35.690
it’s taken care of

0:15:34.160,0:15:37.009
seeing that to me you know that that’s

0:15:35.690,0:15:39.500
what I’m talking about businesses and

0:15:37.009,0:15:41.839
then stuff like that that’s easy spin

0:15:39.500,0:15:44.000
yes you know and you know that’s that’s

0:15:41.839,0:15:46.329
that’s kind of what we’re looking at why

0:15:44.000,0:15:49.069
we decided to expand this program and

0:15:46.329,0:15:51.110
sort of bring it into the modern age

0:15:49.069,0:15:53.089
right the way they were doing it before

0:15:51.110,0:15:55.399
we were using a lot of volunteers which

0:15:53.089,0:15:56.689
we still do taking advantage of

0:15:55.399,0:15:58.009
wholesale prices and all that kind of

0:15:56.689,0:15:59.860
thing that’s how we were getting so much

0:15:58.009,0:16:02.329
out of the community at that price but

0:15:59.860,0:16:04.220
eventually you know you have to keep up

0:16:02.329,0:16:06.350
with the modern times and right now it’s

0:16:04.220,0:16:08.120
like with Amazon I mean that’s they’re

0:16:06.350,0:16:10.040
the biggest giant on the block and here

0:16:08.120,0:16:12.199
you kind of have to follow suit right so

0:16:10.040,0:16:14.029
that’s at the end of the day if you’re

0:16:12.199,0:16:17.029
in a scenario where you’ve made someone

0:16:14.029,0:16:20.089
who has the initiative to do this making

0:16:17.029,0:16:21.560
it easy is the last bit you know and I

0:16:20.089,0:16:23.209
believe you guys have done that so let

0:16:21.560,0:16:25.850
me just look at the list here we were

0:16:23.209,0:16:27.920
talking about the social enterprise now

0:16:25.850,0:16:29.480
I used to go by social business mentor

0:16:27.920,0:16:30.949
believe it right so I’m well aware of

0:16:29.480,0:16:32.389
social enterprise but for those that may

0:16:30.949,0:16:35.180
not know what a social enterprise is

0:16:32.389,0:16:37.550
walk me through that a bit yeah so well

0:16:35.180,0:16:41.360
what a social enterprise is to me anyway

0:16:37.550,0:16:44.569
is it’s a business we we we are now

0:16:41.360,0:16:46.490
running this program like a business the

0:16:44.569,0:16:48.139
only difference is is that the business

0:16:46.490,0:16:50.959
is not going to be buying me a yacht or

0:16:48.139,0:16:53.269
a Ferrari or anything like that any

0:16:50.959,0:16:55.490
profits that this business does make go

0:16:53.269,0:16:58.579
directly back into the programs at the

0:16:55.490,0:17:01.899
food bank and to support that the other

0:16:58.579,0:17:04.339
thing too for a social enterprise it’s

0:17:01.899,0:17:06.829
more not necessarily about the money

0:17:04.339,0:17:08.750
it’s more about the giving back to as

0:17:06.829,0:17:10.459
well it’s an opportunity it’s an

0:17:08.750,0:17:12.650
opportunity to volunteer it’s an

0:17:10.459,0:17:13.880
opportunity to increase your health it’s

0:17:12.650,0:17:16.309
an opportunity to give back to your

0:17:13.880,0:17:19.309
community so to me social enterprise

0:17:16.309,0:17:21.740
really equals maybe a bit more about

0:17:19.309,0:17:23.419
opportunities than it is about the

0:17:21.740,0:17:26.089
bottom line right I’m at the end of the

0:17:23.419,0:17:28.640
day we’re we’re there to try and give

0:17:26.089,0:17:30.320
back so anything that we do on the plus

0:17:28.640,0:17:32.900
side is going back into the communities

0:17:30.320,0:17:35.240
willingly yeah you want to make as much

0:17:32.900,0:17:37.309
money on this to put it back we want to

0:17:35.240,0:17:39.140
make as much money as possible but the

0:17:37.309,0:17:40.870
money is going back into the community a

0:17:39.140,0:17:43.059
hundred percent yeah there’s no

0:17:40.870,0:17:46.549
middleman there’s none of that so

0:17:43.059,0:17:47.840
whatever profits we make and we are

0:17:46.549,0:17:50.419
registered nonprofits

0:17:47.840,0:17:52.130
they it’s all checked out and then it

0:17:50.419,0:17:53.390
all goes right back into the programs of

0:17:52.130,0:17:55.039
the food bank now you brought up

0:17:53.390,0:17:57.429
volunteers so obviously this is not

0:17:55.039,0:18:00.320
something that you do by yourself

0:17:57.429,0:18:02.179
exactly so let’s talk about what’s

0:18:00.320,0:18:03.799
involved in the behind the scenes

0:18:02.179,0:18:05.299
because these have to be delivered yes

0:18:03.799,0:18:07.279
these have to be picked up these have to

0:18:05.299,0:18:09.950
be put together it’s an excellent

0:18:07.279,0:18:12.140
opportunity for for anybody looking for

0:18:09.950,0:18:15.440
volunteer opportunities we have

0:18:12.140,0:18:17.539
everything from Packers so once a month

0:18:15.440,0:18:20.240
we have a three to four hour session

0:18:17.539,0:18:21.649
where we we pack the boxes we bring in

0:18:20.240,0:18:23.779
all these fruits and vegetables we pack

0:18:21.649,0:18:26.240
them in individual boxes we label them

0:18:23.779,0:18:27.470
so anybody who’s good with logistics or

0:18:26.240,0:18:29.899
like something a little bit more in the

0:18:27.470,0:18:31.309
physical end it’s perfect for them and

0:18:29.899,0:18:34.340
it’s not a big commitment it’s like

0:18:31.309,0:18:36.020
three to five hours a month we also have

0:18:34.340,0:18:39.110
some administrative so we do have a

0:18:36.020,0:18:40.700
pickup site which I will mention now so

0:18:39.110,0:18:42.230
if you do decide to order your box and

0:18:40.700,0:18:44.029
you for whatever reason you want to pick

0:18:42.230,0:18:46.399
it up like The Good Food Box or even the

0:18:44.029,0:18:48.080
healthy harvest box snack box or fruit

0:18:46.399,0:18:50.570
box you can have you can pick them up if

0:18:48.080,0:18:53.809
it’s more convenient for you we do have

0:18:50.570,0:18:55.669
from 2:00 to 7:00 on the pickup days at

0:18:53.809,0:18:57.200
our offices you come pick them up and we

0:18:55.669,0:18:59.390
have somebody there who takes the money

0:18:57.200,0:19:01.130
checks things off so there’s somebody

0:18:59.390,0:19:02.720
who’s a basically administrator for that

0:19:01.130,0:19:05.149
part of the program so the office

0:19:02.720,0:19:08.240
location would be the office location is

0:19:05.149,0:19:11.000
at 1,100 Clarence Street which is the

0:19:08.240,0:19:13.029
old labor building basically right

0:19:11.000,0:19:15.440
across from the Brantford farmers market

0:19:13.029,0:19:16.460
perfect location perfect location and

0:19:15.440,0:19:19.370
it’s upstairs

0:19:16.460,0:19:21.710
in suite – OH – now do they pick up a

0:19:19.370,0:19:23.570
suite – OH – sweet – OH – is the is the

0:19:21.710,0:19:26.059
pickup yeah all that information is on

0:19:23.570,0:19:27.230
the website and I believe it’s also in

0:19:26.059,0:19:29.330
the when you do the order that

0:19:27.230,0:19:31.970
information exactly that will cut that

0:19:29.330,0:19:34.399
information will come once you get your

0:19:31.970,0:19:36.770
confirmation of your order right so when

0:19:34.399,0:19:38.270
we Alaska we also have opportunities for

0:19:36.770,0:19:40.640
volunteers to maybe help with delivery

0:19:38.270,0:19:43.220
we are we’re just starting deliveries in

0:19:40.640,0:19:45.470
January so that opportunity we’re not

0:19:43.220,0:19:46.970
quite as clear on what we’re gonna need

0:19:45.470,0:19:49.850
but if there’s people out there who just

0:19:46.970,0:19:52.190
with snow tires every I look at it this

0:19:49.850,0:19:54.610
way and when you goes back to the social

0:19:52.190,0:19:57.169
enterprise what is the social enterprise

0:19:54.610,0:19:57.559
everybody has a part to play here oh

0:19:57.169,0:19:59.120
yeah

0:19:57.559,0:20:01.039
there’s somebody who can help with

0:19:59.120,0:20:01.690
administrative maybe your expertise is

0:20:01.039,0:20:03.669
driving

0:20:01.690,0:20:05.799
your expertise is loading trucks maybe

0:20:03.669,0:20:09.370
your expertise is doing accounting maybe

0:20:05.799,0:20:10.840
your expertise is logistics maybe your

0:20:09.370,0:20:13.419
expertise is fruits and vegetables

0:20:10.840,0:20:16.029
whatever it is there is a spot somewhere

0:20:13.419,0:20:19.539
within our programs for volunteers of

0:20:16.029,0:20:21.220
every kind every shape size it doesn’t

0:20:19.539,0:20:23.379
really matter what there’s always room

0:20:21.220,0:20:24.789
for somebody in that position whereas I

0:20:23.379,0:20:26.259
think in a tree even if you have too

0:20:24.789,0:20:28.269
many people I’m pretty sure you can find

0:20:26.259,0:20:29.679
something for them to do yeah we never

0:20:28.269,0:20:31.389
have too many people that’s never I

0:20:29.679,0:20:33.700
don’t that has never been really the

0:20:31.389,0:20:38.230
problem so so the delivery part of that

0:20:33.700,0:20:40.509
still obviously to be we’ve we’ve it’s

0:20:38.230,0:20:42.129
we’ve done some testing so we have done

0:20:40.509,0:20:44.350
some testing we have that all figured

0:20:42.129,0:20:47.230
out the schedules all there it’s just a

0:20:44.350,0:20:49.330
matter of numbers yeah how many are we

0:20:47.230,0:20:50.799
gonna do and how many orders come in

0:20:49.330,0:20:52.210
those orders come in how many people

0:20:50.799,0:20:54.220
were gonna need we’re still working all

0:20:52.210,0:20:56.919
that out a little bit but I’m very

0:20:54.220,0:20:58.659
confident that this program will in the

0:20:56.919,0:21:01.450
next few months take off okay in the

0:20:58.659,0:21:03.460
summer where it’ll it’ll be good and and

0:21:01.450,0:21:06.340
the nice part is – it’s very there’s

0:21:03.460,0:21:08.529
already sort of a a prerequisite already

0:21:06.340,0:21:09.820
set by Amazon and stuff so people the

0:21:08.529,0:21:12.009
some of the questions people have like

0:21:09.820,0:21:14.200
what about my box we we put it on your

0:21:12.009,0:21:16.149
porch you label it if you want it laid

0:21:14.200,0:21:18.159
somewhere else leave a note yeah you can

0:21:16.149,0:21:19.929
put it in a note when you put your order

0:21:18.159,0:21:21.370
in on the on the website to tell us if

0:21:19.929,0:21:23.679
you want something done there for me for

0:21:21.370,0:21:28.600
the most part we leave it in a clear dry

0:21:23.679,0:21:30.460
spot safe I I think you know in a in a

0:21:28.600,0:21:32.259
comical way I’m really kind of looking

0:21:30.460,0:21:34.960
forward to in a way the first porch

0:21:32.259,0:21:37.360
pirate to steal a box of vegetables and

0:21:34.960,0:21:39.789
fruit and get home and go what is this

0:21:37.360,0:21:41.710
I’m hoping they eat it I’m hoping they

0:21:39.789,0:21:43.690
take advantage of them right but I don’t

0:21:41.710,0:21:45.279
really see that as being a big part in

0:21:43.690,0:21:46.990
our community I would I would suspect

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that if anybody has any problems with

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their deliveries or anything like that

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to give you a call absolutely we’re all

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doing this we get hurt yeah we like you

0:21:53.350,0:21:56.440
said it would goes back to that social

0:21:55.029,0:21:58.360
enterprise we are running this like a

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business so you know we handle

0:21:58.360,0:22:02.409
complaints we accept accolades and we

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work hard to make our product and

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services as best we can hmm but at the

0:22:05.259,0:22:08.590
end of the day it’s all going back to

0:22:06.519,0:22:10.480
help the Brantford Food Bank and and

0:22:08.590,0:22:12.279
help our community at the same well and

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I think that that kind of brings up the

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last question on there as to why this is

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so important so maybe

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let me use that opportunity for you kind

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of recap the whole emotion of it all

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yeah I know I can for me

0:22:21.640,0:22:27.670
I got involved with this because I was a

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chef for 25 years I had my own business

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in this area for almost 15 years and I

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saw firsthand like just how important

0:22:34.540,0:22:40.930
food and health is to people in our

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community and it’s really important to

0:22:40.930,0:22:48.100
me so this is this program is a really

0:22:44.950,0:22:50.830
good way for you to not only take care

0:22:48.100,0:22:53.370
of yourself take care of your family but

0:22:50.830,0:22:56.740
take care of your community as well and

0:22:53.370,0:22:59.200
basically I think this basically works

0:22:56.740,0:23:00.580
out it’s something small you can do it

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doesn’t seem like much it’s like I’m

0:23:00.580,0:23:04.630
ordering a box of stuff that I would buy

0:23:02.410,0:23:07.570
anyway and having it delivered to my

0:23:04.630,0:23:10.090
house but that little act is gonna make

0:23:07.570,0:23:12.250
a big you know it’s like the one pebble

0:23:10.090,0:23:14.320
into the pond right it’s they all add up

0:23:12.250,0:23:16.300
and then eventually you start making

0:23:14.320,0:23:18.670
waves and and start moving the needle

0:23:16.300,0:23:19.960
well you know at the end of the day for

0:23:18.670,0:23:21.430
those of you that are listening and I’m

0:23:19.960,0:23:23.140
talking to the crickets here and I know

0:23:21.430,0:23:25.780
that Kara Wilson is listening right now

0:23:23.140,0:23:29.890
you want to go to healthy harvest box

0:23:25.780,0:23:31.390
see a healthy harvest box see a and you

0:23:29.890,0:23:33.220
want to buy yourself some fruits and

0:23:31.390,0:23:35.770
vegetables and make sure that that money

0:23:33.220,0:23:37.630
goes to a good cause and eat healthy in

0:23:35.770,0:23:40.120
the process so for those of you that are

0:23:37.630,0:23:45.150
listening and once again healthy harvest

0:23:40.120,0:23:45.150
box CA once again thank you again very

0:23:46.230,0:23:50.680
much covered it I’m sure I look at my

0:23:49.090,0:23:52.570
notes off and go oh I forgot to say that

0:23:50.680,0:23:54.760
well I think that’s a scenario where you

0:23:52.570,0:23:57.580
know hey yeah this it opens it up if

0:23:54.760,0:23:58.870
anybody has any questions you can go to

0:23:57.580,0:24:02.110
our website all of our contact

0:23:58.870,0:24:03.910
information is on there if you don’t

0:24:02.110,0:24:07.090
have access to the Internet and you

0:24:03.910,0:24:08.770
don’t have access to payment methods and

0:24:07.090,0:24:10.990
that kind of thing you can always visit

0:24:08.770,0:24:13.840
us at our offices at 1100 clear and

0:24:10.990,0:24:16.780
sweet street suite 202 we’re open Monday

0:24:13.840,0:24:18.400
to Friday from 8:30 to 4:30 you can just

0:24:16.780,0:24:19.960
walk in you can still place your orders

0:24:18.400,0:24:21.880
there you can pay cash there all that

0:24:19.960,0:24:24.190
stuff so you don’t necessarily need to

0:24:21.880,0:24:26.170
be high-tech to take advantage of this

0:24:24.190,0:24:28.330
this is just another way to be able to

0:24:26.170,0:24:28.840
do well and to your point the this

0:24:28.330,0:24:30.610
concept

0:24:28.840,0:24:33.130
has been around for a while and it was

0:24:30.610,0:24:35.320
always available via phone call right

0:24:33.130,0:24:36.909
here you know I walk in it’s and it’s

0:24:35.320,0:24:38.740
always been open to everyone

0:24:36.909,0:24:40.270
exactly we just know a lot a lot of

0:24:38.740,0:24:41.919
people yeah a lot of people think

0:24:40.270,0:24:44.169
because we’re supporting the Food Bank

0:24:41.919,0:24:45.520
that this food is the food from the food

0:24:44.169,0:24:46.900
bank and that nothing could be further

0:24:45.520,0:24:49.900
from the truth we buy all this stuff

0:24:46.900,0:24:52.419
from reputable local suppliers it’s all

0:24:49.900,0:24:54.520
fresh we bring it in on the day we put

0:24:52.419,0:24:56.620
it out so the stuff that you’re getting

0:24:54.520,0:24:58.480
we’ve only had four not even half well

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and I think that that’s my you know

0:24:58.480,0:25:04.990
final final you know pin on on the tail

0:25:01.270,0:25:06.850
there this is intended to benefit right

0:25:04.990,0:25:08.590
obviously a certain demographic but you

0:25:06.850,0:25:11.549
know that that is very clear but the

0:25:08.590,0:25:14.890
recipients of the produce yeah is

0:25:11.549,0:25:16.510
everybody every program is for everyone

0:25:14.890,0:25:18.399
so if you’re looking at going on another

0:25:16.510,0:25:20.950
site that is offering something similar

0:25:18.399,0:25:22.480
that does not benefit you locally why

0:25:20.950,0:25:25.450
are you buying it there when you can get

0:25:22.480,0:25:27.789
the exact quality yeah here exactly and

0:25:25.450,0:25:29.380
it benefits obviously everybody that

0:25:27.789,0:25:32.529
that we tried already in our community

0:25:29.380,0:25:34.360
so once again healthy harvest box dot CA

0:25:32.529,0:25:36.399
a nice local initiative here in

0:25:34.360,0:25:38.200
Brantford and it serves Bradford Brant

0:25:36.399,0:25:40.809
County and Six Nations nation pickup

0:25:38.200,0:25:43.630
delivery you got four types of food box

0:25:40.809,0:25:45.970
pick from you can sponsor you can donate

0:25:43.630,0:25:47.890
it’s all there online and it’s secure as

0:25:45.970,0:25:49.419
well exactly yeah so once again

0:25:47.890,0:25:51.309
everybody this is something to talk

0:25:49.419,0:25:53.230
about join me next time when we do

0:25:51.309,0:25:56.010
another podcast for a cause thank you

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Jason thanks Rob

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you