YOUR DEDICATION TO HELPING ALL CANADIANS THRIVE IS NEEDED IN NUNAVUT
Nunavut Rates of Food Insecurity
of the Territory's children live in food insecure households (1)
of Inuit preSchool children live in food insecure homes (2)
of severely food insecure children regularly skip meals (2)
Food Insecurity: Noun – the state of being without reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food.
Emergency Food Vouchers
This community voucher program provides access to emergency and immediate assistance for those identified to be in high-need situations. These vouchers provide one-off immediate relief and has become an important community safety net. The local RCMP, Family Services and other essential service staff have referred several Elders, individuals and families that require items such as immediate food, diapers, baby formula or iron rich foods for children diagnosed with TB. The average total voucher redemption amount is $115.
HARVESTER SUPPORT PROGRAM
Our Harvester Support Program recently received grant funding from the Government of Nunavut.
It’s difficult for many to feed a family in the Canadian North, and extremely expensive in remote Arctic communities. High poverty rates make it challenging to stretch the monthly budget.read more
A letter writing campaign is an easy advocacy tool for citizens to voice opinions about specific issues. The letters may be sent to the Prime Minister, a member of Parliament, or a particular government agency. Knowing that re-election depends on the votes of their constituents, MPs tend to pay close attention to mail from constituents.read more
The Feeding Nunavut Harvester Support Program has recently benefited from grant funding provided by the Government of Nunavut. These much needed dollars has allowed us to expand the program within our test community.read more
“As the Member of the Legislative Assembly of Nunavut representing the constituency of Amittuq, I am very honoured to be able to express appreciation on behalf of the community of Igloolik to Feeding Nunavut for the successful 2016 Christmas Hampers initiative…”read more