Iqaluit food bank vouchers for bullets and gas helped put country food on the table – CBC

Iqaluit food bank provided vouchers for gas and bullets gave hunters more access to country food

May 03, 2019

The Iqaluit Niqinik Nuatsivik Nunavut Food Bank is trying to increase access to country food.

Country food can include fish, caribou, muskox, seal, whale and other meat from the land. The food bank just ended a three-month pilot project that gave out vouchers for bullets and gas to encourage hunting.

The food bank has been working on a solution to provide clients with more country food for about two years. Through the Qikiqtani Inuit Association’s cultural activities program, the food bank secured $15,000 to run the pilot project.

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