Bloomingfoods has partnered with Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana to bring a café and food store to Ivy Tech’s main campus, in the Connie and Steve Ferguson Academic Building. The food store, referred to as Bloomingfoods Ivy Tech, is under construction and if all goes well, will open in mid-to-late March.
This Bloomingfoods store will feature ready-to-eat food items including made-to-order sandwiches and panini, wrapped sandwiches and salads, baked goods, and a beverage service that includes coffee, tea, juices, and soft drinks. We anticipate relatively limited hours of operation — 8am to 6pm, Monday through Friday.
“Ivy Tech-Bloomington is extremely pleased to partner with this community resource to provide food services for our students, and serve as a cooperative location on the west side of town,” said Chancellor Whikehart. “While the café is designed to serve our campus, access to Bloomingfoods Ivy Tech by all students, staff, surrounding residents, Park 48, and future YMCA patrons is certainly welcomed and encouraged. What better partnership than our community college and our community food co-op.”
Bloomingfoods and Ivy Tech are sharing the development costs and as part of the partnership, Bloomingfoods has agreed to cooperate in the educational mission of Ivy Tech Bloomington to provide staff support to train and educate students in nutrition and other related subjects.
We pleased to be able to partner with Ivy Tech to provide a cooperative natural food retail outlet on the Ivy Tech Campus that will allow us to serve not only Ivy Tech students, staff, and faculty, but others who live, work, and visit the westside of Bloomington. We look forward to partnering with our local community college to serve up healthy food and cooperative values to the west side of town.
About Ivy Tech Community College
Ivy Tech Community College is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system serving nearly 200,000 students annually. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana. Ivy Tech-Bloomington’s main campus is located at 200 Daniels Way off SR 48 on the westside. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.