Northwestern Health Unit

Site: Dryden Office

Service: Healthy Living Food Box

Description & Services
Description (Service)
  • Administers a community-based food purchasing system that makes fresh fruits and vegetables available to community members  
  • Charges a small fee each month from participants in exchange for a large box of fresh fruits and vegetables which also includes either a rice or pasta, sauce and a canned vegetable  
  • Includes a newsletter outlining upcoming dates, all items in the Food Box and a recipe using items from the box 
  • Provides a Meat/Dairy box draw twice a year with individuals completing program survey to enter draw 
  • Partners with the Dryden Food Access Committee and Dryden Safeway 
  • Receives additional support from Dryden Native Friendship Centre, Dryden Volunteer Recruitment & Referral Centre and Community Living-Dryden/Sioux Lookout
Hours NWHU Office: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4:30 pm 
Pick-up: third Fri of month 12 noon-6 pm
Areas Served Dryden
Eligibility No restrictions
Application Order forms available at various community locations such as NWHU and Safeway 
  • Order and pay for box by first Fri of month at Dryden Safeway (75 Whyte Ave) Customer Service Desk 
  • Pick up on third Fri of month at Dryden Volunteer Recruitment & Referral Centre (53 Arthur St) between 12 noon-6 pm 
  • Must sign in to confirm that order is picked up 
  • Request people bring their own shopping bag, box or tote
 
NOTE: Orders not picked up by 6 pm will be donated
Languages English
Fees Program
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-223-3301
Toll Free Phone 1-888-404-4231
After Hours Phone Emergency 1-866-475-6505
Crisis Phone Health Hazard: 1-807-468-7109
Fax 807-223-5754
Website www.nwhu.on.ca
Primary Contact Calista Livingston, Health Educator and Dryden Food Access Committee Member; Phone: 807-223-3301 ext 3535; Email: clivingston@nwhu.on.ca
Primary Executive Lindsay Desaulniers, Food Box Coordinator; Phone: 807-223-3301 ext 3531
Alternate Executive Office Manager; Phone: 807-223-3301 ext 3531
Located In Community Dryden
Address 75 D Van Horne Ave
Dryden, ON P8N 2B2
 
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Intersection Van Horne Ave and Albert St
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC) ; Donations