I love volunteering because there is something so satisfying about giving back to the community. Last week I spent some time volunteering at Food Share Toronto, an organization that I think should be more known amongst Torontonians. Eating fresh, local and organic food is becoming more and more important as obesity and weight related illnesses such as diabetes on the rise. Not only that, the cost of eating local organic food is becoming increasingly expensive! Eating local organic food isn’t just to the benefit of our health, but to our environmental system. Recently, I blogged about how we need to raise awareness about sustainable food choices and make impactful decisions. These decisions lie with each and every one of us.
I only volunteered a day of my time at Food Share but boy was it tiring! We packed hundred of boxes non stop for the local community which is then delivered to hub spots around Toronto.Food Share is a not for profit organization and a ‘Good Food Box’ can run as cheap as $13 and make your weekly grocery shopping a breeze. The food comes fresh from local farmers which means your food is fresher than ever. These green food boxes are reusable which means no packaging, no waste. I love programs such as this and I was surprised at how high quality the produce was.
Support your local community. Support local organic fresh food.