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What is the Good Food Box

The Good Food Box is a large buying club that operates once a month. You pay a set price at the beginning of each month at a site location. Then a few weeks later you pick up your quality fresh fruits and vegetables.

Why should I join this kind of co-op?

  1. You will receive a wonderful variety of vegetables and fruit at wholesale prices.
  2. The program supports local farmers.
  3. The more people who buy the better value you get.
  4. It is a way you can help make healthier choices easier for your family.
  5. Healthy eating helps prevent disease and reduces health care costs. This benefits individuals and society as a whole.

About the Krasman Good Food Box Program

  1. Anyone who eats can purchase a Good Food Box.
  2. There are two sizes available: small $10 and large $15
  3. Cash payment must be received at the time of placing an order by no later than the 5th day of each month. You can prepay up to six months in advance.
  4. All orders must be picked up on the 3rd Thursday of each month. Orders not picked up are donated to people in need in our community
  5. If we have your email address we will send monthly pick up reminders.
  6. The content of the monthly box varies by what is in season and reasonably priced. We strive to include as much local produce as possible to support farmers in our community.
  7. The Good Food Box Program is operated by community organizations and volunteers who work hard to make fresh, high quality fruits and vegetables available to everyone in our community.

Good Food Box Order Locations:
Orders can be placed and prepaid for by the 5th of the month at the following locations
during regular business hours:

The Krasman Centre – 17 Paris St. (Alliston)
The Clothes Line – 55 Victoria St. West
The Krasman Centre – 10121 Yonge Street (Richmond Hill)

Essa Public Library, 8505 County Rd. 10, Unit 1, Angus
Living Hope Fellowship, 52 Brian Ave. Angus

Pick-up Location & Time:
Alliston ~ The Krasman Centre, 17 Paris St. Alliston ~ 12pm to 6pm
Angus ~ Pinewoods Chapel office, 18 King st., Angus ~ 1pm to 4pm

Frequently Asked Questions

Q1: Can I pay in advance for more than one month?
A1: Yes, customers can pay up to six months in advance. Upon payment you will receive the appropriate amount of pickup receipts.

Q2: What are the actual days when orders must be placed each month as well as the actual date of pick-up?
A2: The schedule for ordering is ALWAYS by the 5th of the month and delivery is ALWAYS the third Thursday of the month.

Q3: What if the 5th day of the month falls on a holiday – how do I get my order in?
A3: The 5th day is the last to place your order for each month. You can place your order anytime of the month, however, the 5th is the cut off date to help with administration and placing the order with the wholesaler.

Q4: I don’t want to get a box every month.
A4: As a customer, you have the flexibility to order a box only in the months you want or need one.

Q5: What if something comes up and I can’t make it during the pick-up times of 12pm to 6pm on the 3rd Thursday?
A5: Give your pick up receipt to a friend or family member to pick it up for you. If possible give us a call ahead of time at 705-435-0054 ext. 113 to avoid confusion.

Q6: Can I choose the fruits and veggies that go in my box?
A6: No, you can’t pick and choose the items because of the bulk buying format we follow to get the best possible price.

Q7: What if I don’t like or don’t want some of the fruits or vegetables being offered.
A7: Let us know you are leaving something behind and we will do our best to donate it to someone in need in our community.

Q8: I use a local Food Bank and I’m afraid the Good Food Box will affect my ability to access free food.
A8: Purchasing a Good Food Box will not affect your
eligibility with local Food Banks. Information on Good Food Box customers is confidential and will not be shared with service providers or local charities.

Q9: Who can purchase a Good Food Box?
A9: If you eat – you can order a Good Food Box. This community program is open to everyone!


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The Krasman Centre is generously funded by:

Funded in part through The Regional Municipality of York

Important Announcements

Please note that effective April 1st, 2015 our Richmond Hill drop-in hours will be as follows:

Mondays: 10:30 – 5:00

Tuesdays: 10:30 – 5:00

Wednesdays: 12:00 – 5:00

Thursdays: 2:00 – 9:00

Saturdays & Holidays: 11:00 – 4:00

Sundays: closed

We hope that this adjustment to our hours will be temporary and that we can extend our hours to Sundays again in future.

Please note our Warm Line is available 24hrs/7 days/week.

Krasman Centre Announces New Executive Director

The Krasman Centre Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Susan Dobson is now the official Executive Director of the Krasman Centre.

The Board is very pleased that Susan accepted our offer to assume the Executive Director role.

We have seen Susan's community, leadership and management skills, up close over the last 8 months as she has fulfilled the role of Acting Executive Director. We are very confident that she can lead the Krasman Centre to new levels of excellence as the premiere consumer survivor agency in Ontario.

The Board of Krasman Centre is very thankful for the support from our service users, funders, agency partners and community stakeholders through this time of transition for our organization.

John Pakkidis
Chair, Board of Directors, Krasman Centre

Krasman Centre Warm Line

The Warm Line is now 24 hours per day, 7 days per week Call 1-888-777-0979

Contact Information

Main Office (Richmond Hill)

10121 Yonge Street
Richmond Hill, ON
L4C 1T7
tel: 905-780-0491
fax: 905-780-1960

Satellite Office (Alliston)

17 Paris Street
Alliston, ON
L9R 1J3
tel: 705-435-0054
fax: 705-435-6340

Toll Free: 1-888-780-0724

Hours of Operation

Richmond Hill

Regular Hours

Mon, Tue, Fri: 10:30am-5pm
Wed: 12pm-5pm
Thurs: 2pm-9pm
Saturday & Holidays: 11am-4pm
Sundays: closed


Regular Hours

Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri: 11am-4pm
Wed: 1pm-4pm
Holidays: 12noon-4pm
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