Movement to provide food to hungry kids in Iqaluit sees surge of support – Nunatsiaq News

1 April 2020

Bags of breakfast are now being given out in three locations

The teacher who started giving out bagged breakfasts in Iqaluit last week is “swamped”—with volunteers, donations, and people who need the food.

Jason Rochon is a teacher at Joamie Ilinniarvik School in Iqaluit. He and three fellow teachers started to give out paper bags filled with breakfast food late last week.

They started at the back of DJ Specialities convenience store, giving out 200 bags between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m.

Now, Rochon has a roster of 20 volunteers scheduled to work in rotation—six per day, with three handing out food behind DJ Specialities and three at the parking lot of Joamie school.

Rochon is also packing up 25 bags a day for children in Apex.

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