How Arctic Fresh is Tackling Food Insecurity in Canada’s North

Community solutions in action

Why It Matters

Food insecurity remains a major issue in Canada’s north, with prices of items sky-rocketing by the time they reach under-served communities. One social enterprise, Arctic Fresh, has built a solution, and is successfully providing fresh, affordable goods to 13 under-served communities. How do they do it?

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