The Huron Good Food Box is Recruiting a New Lead Volunteer

HURON COUNTY – The Huron Good Food Box is seeking a new Lead Volunteer for the program as they say farewell to their current volunteer who is retiring at the end of July.

“The Lead Volunteer has a very crucial role in the successful delivery of this program,” says Brittany Fry, Huron Good Food Box Coordinator. “We’re looking for a hard-working, dedicated individual with a strong desire to support this community-based initiative.”

The new recruit will work along-side the Good Food Box Coordinator for 2 consecutive days each month (based in Clinton). The individual will be responsible for helping the Coordinator pick-up local produce from around the county (on the third Wednesday); and packing/distribution (on the third Thursday) of products to various communities in Huron.

The successful candidate will have strong organizational, interpersonal, multi-tasking and communication skills. They must be able to do heavy lifting (20-50lbs) and have access to steel-toed work boots. Ideally they will have an avid interest in food, community and health.

Currently, Ken Leibold of Clinton fills this volunteer position. Leibold has been with the Good Food Box program since the very beginning in 2002 and has only missed one month due to illness since then.

“Ken has been a huge supporter of the program,” says Fry. “We’ll be sad to see him go, but are very thankful to him for sticking with us for so long.”

The Huron Good Food Box is a non-profit, volunteer-based program that provides a monthly box of fresh, local fruits and vegetables to residents of Huron County for $15 per box. The program functions as a produce buying cooperative that allows them to purchase products at wholesale prices and offer great value at an affordable cost to all Huron County residents.

The Good Food Box program has volunteer-run distribution sites throughout Huron County including: Bayfield, Blyth, Clinton, Ethel, Exeter, Goderich, Grand Bend, Hensall, Seaforth, Wingham, and Zurich. Details on ordering and pick-up information can be found by searching the Good Food Box at www.huroncounty.ca/health or calling 519-482-3416 ext 2244.

July box orders are due Friday, July 6, 2012 and can be picked up Thursday, July 19. There is no obligation to order every month, but organizers encourage customers to try boxes over a two or three month period because box contents vary according to season and local availability.  The Good Food Box program is now allowing people to pre-pay (with cash or certified cheque) for 3, 6 or 12 month periods.

This volunteer job description can be found online at www.huronperthfarmtotable.ca/consumers. Resumes and cover letters will be accepted no later than Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at 4:00PM.

For more information on the Good Food Box, please contact the Huron Good Food Box Coordinator at 519-482-3416 x 2244 or events@huroncounty.ca.

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