Dr. Gregory Curnew 'Spreads the Health'
Environment Hamilton is very thankful for all the work Hamilton Cardiologist Dr Gregory Curnew has done to help grow our Good Food Box program. His office distributes as many as 90 Good Food Boxes a month to patients and that number is expected to grow!
As a cardiologist, Dr Curnew does a lot of work to promote healthy living. He highlights the link between diet and disease in order to prevent illness before it happens. Dr Curnew suggests that we all need to eat more of the four following types of food: fruits and vegetables, good fats, grain products, and milk and soy products. By promoting the Good Food Box Dr Curnew has made the fruits and vegetables we all need to thrive available to people who often have a limited budget.
The Good Food Box costs only $15 and includes 11 different fruits and vegetables.
Alternatively, the program also offers the Eat Local Box, which might be more appealing to Environment Hamilton members who are keen to support very local, sustainable agriculture. The Eat Local Box also contains 11 different fruits and vegetables—all locally sourced. Both boxes are offered year round. The Eat Local Box costs $27 and provides a subsidy to help the Good Food Box program become more financially and environmentally sustainable.
We already have more than 10 distribution sites across Hamilton but we are always looking to expand into places like Dr Curnew’s medical clinic.
If you think that your workplace, church, or community might be interested in helping this important program to grow we would love to work with you. Contact Karen Burson at Environment Hamilton for details.