First developed in response to the challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic, CCD’s Community Food Box program is continuing to support vulnerable members of our community that are unable to safely acquire the essentials needed during this unprecedented time. With the support of local businesses and farms, the food boxes contain the essentials for healthy eating, much of which are locally made or grown. The boxes help to relieve the pressure from immediate family members that are unable to provide the necessary care to their vulnerable loved ones. We are continuing to partner with local businesses to bring you a truly “community” experience.
- Cost: Each Community Food Box is $30. There is no charge for delivery.
“I am very satisfied and thankful that I can count on the Community Food Box weekly for essential groceries and staples I need. I am a creature of habit and I have enjoyed milk, eggs, fruit and other fresh produce my entire life, so when COVID 19 happened the Community Food Box helped me to keep enjoying these things.”
– Donald B.
“Receiving the Community Food Box bi-weekly has helped us out a great deal. Friends take me out once in a while for a small shop but the Community Food Box always seems to come at just the right time when we are almost out of our essential groceries. I would like to see the Community Food Box continue indefinitely.”
– Faye B
“I so look forward to the Community Food Box. I am 93 years old and I live on my own and have not been off my property for groceries since February. The Community Food Box is my main means of getting the essentials I need. My children live a couple hours away so it also gives them peace of mind that I have groceries. I get a lot of the staples I need and love such as yogurt, milk and juice and nothing ever goes to waste.”
– Kathy D
What’s Inside a Community Food Box
Community Care Durham (CCD) has partnered with local suppliers, including the W. Galen Weston Centre for Food at Durham College, to stock the Community Food Boxes. We are grateful for the support of many local businesses and organizations who are giving back to the community in this time of need.
Depending on availability, each Community Food Box may contain:
- Eggs & Dairy
- Breads & Baked Goods
- Pasta & Soups
- Paper Products
- Fruits & Vegetables
The boxes also contain recipes and food tips developed by the Durham College culinary program.
When are Community Food Boxes Delivered
Community Food Boxes are delivered to clients by CCD volunteers and staff every Friday. Other organizations, such as the Oshawa Community Senior Centres, have partnered with CCD on this program and also deliver to their clients on Fridays.
How Can I Order a Community Food Box
To order a Community Food Box for yourself or a loved one, please call 1-888-255-6680 or complete the online referral form found at Request Service. Order a Food Box by Thursday for FREE delivery the following Friday.
Your financial support ensures that we can continue to support people to live independently in their own homes with our ongoing food and nutrition programs, including the Community Food Box service. Our goal is to be able to provide 1 of every 5 Community Food Boxes free of charge to those most in need and we will allocate your donation towards that goal.
- To make a donation in support of the Community Food Box program, please click on the button below.
- If you would like to receive more information about CCD services, please call us at 1-888-255-6680 or contact a Community Care Durham office nearest you.
- To download a Community Food Box flyer, please click on the link below:
Community Food Box flyer