A population in dire need of healthy nutrition
The food insecurity rate for the town of Inuvik in NWT is 43.3% and is over 8 times the Canadian average1
1 James D. Ford: Community food program use in Inuvik, Northwest Territories.
DID YOU KNOW?
7 out of 10 Inuit preschool children are food insecure
Rates of food insecurity in Nunavut was at 57% in 2018
The average cost in 2019 to feed a family of four a healthy meal was $422.07 per week
WORKING TO IMPROVE FOOD SECURITY IN CANADA’S NORTH
The Arctic Food Bank is a national non-profit initiative from Muslim Welfare Canada, focuings on improving food security for Canada’s First Nations in the Arctic North.
In 2015, MWC launched the first Arctic Food Bank in Inuvik, Northwest Territories. In collaboration with the Midnight Sun Mosque, we set out to provide necessary non-perishable food and meat for indigenous community members in need.
In the fall of 2018, we opened our second Arctic Food Bank to serve the community in Iqaluit, Nunavut.
JOIN US AND HELP SERVE OUR FRIENDS IN THE NORTH
The Arctic Food Bank serves a vital need in Canada’s north – a population with over 4 times greater food insecurity than the national average. But with your support, we can begin to close this gap. Tax receipts will be issued for all donations.*
With your donations, we can provide essential, halal non-perishable food items, meat, and essential household items to those in need, such as:
For those wondering … we usually purchase the items from Edmonton or Calgary and have it shipped to the North!
Help us make sure our brothers and sisters - both in faith and in humanity - have access to healthy, and nourishing food.
To learn more or get involved, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org