We’re on a mission to overcome the financial, educational, and systemic barriers of good food in Nunavut.
Our vision is shaped by the Community Food Centre model pioneered by the national organization to which we belong, Community Food Centres Canada.
Good food in a welcoming environment is key to improving lives and providing other supports.
Navigating our modern food environment with confidence is important not just for healthy living, but for personal empowerment.
We motivate our community around issues that affect them and make their voices heard.
Looking at where we are now, we are faced with the alarming fact that demand for our Community Meal has more than doubled since last year. From 30,000 meals served in 2021 to over 60,000 meals served in 2022, food insecurity in Iqaluit has clearly worsened. High food inflation, increased shipping rates, and social programs that are failing to keep up with Nunavut’s high cost of living are a worrisome combination for our community. The high demand for our programs has been a challenge for our organization to meet in a sustainable way. Ultimately, we know that a solution to this crisis will only be achieved through effective social policies and robust support for Nunavut’s harvesting economy.
We improve access to good food by supporting local harvesting, preparation, education, training, and advocacy. Over the years we have provided:
Meals served annually
Program participants & volunteers
The support we receive from our community has a direct impact on hundreds of Iqalummiut on a daily basis. You can help us in the following ways: