YOUR DEDICATION TO STOPPING CHILD HUNGER IN CANADA 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
Igloolik’s Emergency Food Voucher program provides $50 vouchers that can be redeemed immediately for food, diapers, baby formula or toiletries. Vouchers are distributed by the community social worker as emergency food situations are identified. Over the last year 10-20 vouchers were distributed each month. This program relies on donations from people like you. Without this critical funding, the program will collapse. Please support this important program.
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