Inuvik greenhouse kicks off new food delivery program

Marion Mace (left) is the manager of the greenhouse in Inuvik, Ashley Jacobson is the community coordinator. (Photo courtesy of Ashley Jacobson).

Anyone in Inuvik looking for a night off from cooking can look to the community greenhouse for a new food delivery service.

Ashley Jacobson is the community coordinator with the greenhouse and is in charge of the delivery program. She says anyone can sign up for the program, and expect to get one meal per week delivered on Saturdays.

The greenhouse runs from April to October, so Jacobson says the delivery program is to try and bring in some money in the off-season.

Most ingredients will come from the greenhouse. They’ve also joined forces with the local Foot Fit program, which is dedicated to healthy living.

“We have a mandate for food security and healthy eating habits,” says Marion Mace, the greenhouse manager.

Pairing up with the Food Fit program has also meant more interest so far, according to Jacobson.

Meals are $20 a plate and will focus on veggies, pulses and healthy proteins. The program is also open to all residents, not just greenhouse members.

While it is a delivery service, people looking to participate in the trial run this Saturday will need to pick up their food at the Anglican church.

Our trial run will begin: Saturday, September 14th at the Anglican Church, payments can be made at the fall fair, or by EMT. For more info, email ashley@inuvikgreenhouse.com or call (867)-678-0399. 🙂

Posted by Inuvik Community Greenhouse on Wednesday, September 11, 2019

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