We would be a warehouse filled to the brim with boxes of food if it weren’t for the lovely crew of delivery drivers cheerfully visiting your neighbourhoods each week in our beautiful, refrigerated veggie vans. It’s time to add some names and faces to the nebulous phrase: “your driver will be arriving in the next 3-4 hours.”. It is our pleasure to introduce these folks to you all... ....our driving team consists of 10 amazing people featured in the photos below: [caption id="attachment_4520" align="alignleft" width="680"]<a href="http://blog.theorganicbox.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/Lawrence-2.jpg"><img class="wp-image-4520 size-large" src="/media/original_images/Lawrence-2-1024x1024.jpg" alt="Lawrence Bouchard" width="680" height="680" /></a> <strong>Lawrence</strong>[/caption] [caption id="attachment_4521" align="alignleft" width="680"]<a href="http://blog.theorganicbox.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/Joel-2.jpg"><img class="wp-image-4521 size-large" src="/media/original_images/Joel-2-1024x1024.jpg" alt="Joel Bazin" width="680" height="680" /></a> <strong>Joel</strong>[/caption] [caption id="attachment_4522" align="alignleft" width="680"]<a href="http://blog.theorganicbox.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/Jill-2.jpg"><img class="wp-image-4522 size-large" src="/media/original_images/Jill-2-1024x1024.jpg" alt="Jill Whitten" width="680" height="680" /></a> <strong>Jill</strong>[/caption] [caption id="attachment_4523" align="alignleft" width="680"]<a href="http://blog.theorganicbox.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/Cherise-2.jpg"><img class="size-large wp-image-4523" src="/media/original_images/Cherise-2-1024x1024.jpg" alt="Cherise Thievin" width="680" height="680" /></a> <strong>Cherise</strong>[/caption] [caption id="attachment_4555" align="alignleft" width="680"]<a href="http://blog.theorganicbox.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/Danny-2.jpg"><img class="size-large wp-image-4555" src="/media/original_images/Danny-2-1024x1024.jpg" alt="Danny Jaycock" width="680" height="680" /></a> <strong>Danny</strong>[/caption] [caption id="attachment_4524" align="alignleft" width="680"]<a href="http://blog.theorganicbox.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/Chad-2.jpg"><img class="size-large wp-image-4524" src="/media/original_images/Chad-2-1024x1024.jpg" alt="Chad Carriere" width="680" height="680" /></a> <strong>Chad</strong>[/caption] [caption id="attachment_4525" align="alignleft" width="680"]<a href="http://blog.theorganicbox.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/Andrew-2.jpg"><img class="size-large wp-image-4525" src="/media/original_images/Andrew-2-1024x1024.jpg" alt="Andrew Brostrom" width="680" height="680" /></a> <strong>Andrew</strong>[/caption] [caption id="attachment_4526" align="alignleft" width="680"]<a href="http://blog.theorganicbox.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/Andreé_.jpg"><img class="size-large wp-image-4526" src="http://blog.theorganicbox.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/Andreé_-1024x1024.jpg" alt="Andrée-Michelle Kiernan" width="680" height="680" /></a> <strong>Andrée-Michelle</strong>[/caption] [caption id="attachment_4527" align="alignleft" width="680"]<a href="http://blog.theorganicbox.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/Adam-2.jpg"><img class="size-large wp-image-4527" src="/media/original_images/Adam-2-1024x1024.jpg" alt="Adam Keefe" width="680" height="680" /></a> <strong>Adam</strong>[/caption] [caption id="attachment_4545" align="alignleft" width="680"]<a href="http://blog.theorganicbox.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/Stacy-2.jpg"><img class="size-large wp-image-4545" src="/media/original_images/Stacy-2-1024x1024.jpg" alt="Stacy Burnett" width="680" height="680" /></a> <strong>Stacy</strong>[/caption] Even our 9 delivery vans have been given “family” names. Meet the crew! [caption id="attachment_4377" align="alignleft" width="680"]<a href="http://blog.theorganicbox.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/All-Chronological-List.png"><img class="size-large wp-image-4377" src="/media/original_images/All-Chronological-List-1024x110.png" alt="Our Fleet of Vans" width="680" height="73" /></a> <strong>Our Fleet of Delivery Vans</strong>[/caption] You may also know or may have talked to Judi who works out of our office. Her role as Dispatcher is to hang back at the office and coordinate delivery of your Organic Boxes each week. We use GPS van tracking software to know where each of the vans are at any given time. If you are worried or curious about the time of delivery, please contact us throughout the week, up to the day of delivery, for an ETA and real-time report. Being a small company, we're constrained by a number of factors. One of the most important for us is the amount of time spent on the road and we are always working to improve our efficiency to be able to accomplish more deliveries in a day. As we grow, our delivery team aims to be as flexible as possible. When we hear that you and your neighbours are beyond thrilled that we exist - we smile! We do a little jig! And we run to our vans to get you a promotional card then prepare to answer all of your questions. So, please stop to say "Hi!" and ask that question you've always wanted answered. If you're able to catch your driver face-to-face - we encourage making conversation. Is there something concerning (or particularly exciting!) about your delivery? Ever wonder what kind of flour is used in the various breads we offer? We are happy to help! Our driver's interests in the company are diverse and unique - just like each of them. When quizzed about why they started working here - and why they love it - the answers were positive reflections of their collective daily experiences on and off the road. These include: <strong>Supporting the local economy and a healthy lifestyle:</strong> • “I fell in love with the Organic Box as a customer. I wanted to get more involved, so I applied for a driver position. Now I’ve fallen in love all over again.” – Andree-Michelle • “I like talking to people, seeing different neighbourhoods, and helping feed people with food from their community.” – Adam • “I’ve come to love Danny and Miranda's [the owners] mission of getting people the food they deserve, which is just the tip of a much larger iceberg (injustice toward humanity).” – Danny <strong>Expanding our community by bringing like-minded friends to the team:</strong> • “Adam knew I was looking for a job and told me about The Organic Box. I also had a friend who received a box and after trying some of the cherries I was hooked.” – Joel • “My sister loved working here, and I like driving.” – Adam <strong>Having a positive and encouraging reason to go to work:</strong> • “It’s a cool job that allows me to deliver smiles week to week.” – Chad • “I enjoy driving and seeing people. I like how happy people are when I arrive. Who doesn’t like a person who brings food?” – Joel <strong>The perks!:</strong> • “I like watermelons.” – Andrew <div> <p style="color: #3d3d3d;">Honest, hilarious, and heartwarming stories of food, customers – kids and pets never fail to make a day especially entertaining – and traffic! …Traffic is usually less heartwarming and more frustrating. But stories are born nonetheless.</p> <p style="color: #3d3d3d;">Each of these responses capture important aspects of the driving job. Ultimately, the extended amount of time these folks spend on the road is inspiring to anyone who has dealt with the traffic in and around Edmonton.  Our driving team is a very important group of people who truly enhance our success as a service-based business. They are excellent drivers, as well as diligent, warm-hearted, quick-thinking folks.</p> <p style="color: #3d3d3d;">In the spirit of The Holidays, we would like to extend our gratitude to all of you for being our biggest fans as we continue to expand and improve our delivery service. We are Growing Better Together, and will be adding even more vans to the fleet and new drivers to the team in coming months to be able to serve everyone.</p> <p style="color: #3d3d3d;">This is all because of your continued love and support. THANK YOU!</p> </div>