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How it started

How it started
The idea of “The Green Box” evolved and began as a seed planted in South Sudan where I used to live and work. We as a team lived in the Eastern Equatorial Mountains of South Sudan in mud houses with no electricity or running water. Our team leader together with the help of some team mates made standardized shopping lists of what was available at the Kenyan border markets. We would tick what we wanted on the list with our money and the truck and a few team members would collect the food items about every two weeks. This was how we did our shopping. In 2017 I returned with my family to South Africa and we decided to live and settle in St Francis Bay. The community here are incredible and I started a “WhatsApp” group asking them about this idea and what they think it should be called. They loved the idea of being able to order fresh food items each week from an emailed shopping list. They wanted it to support local farmers, as much as possible organic, and most importantly reducing plastic packaging working towards a greener environment. Therefore on a weekly basis each client that orders from us receives mostly fresh food items directly from our local farmers in a wooden box hand made by one of our locals.