Nunavut hamlet hopes to grow its Christmas hamper program – NunatsiaqOnline

November 16, 2016

“We really need to reach the people who are willing to donate”

November is typically a busy time of year for Dana Sheaves, the Igloolik mother and housing manager who helps oversee her community’s Christmas hamper program.

Sheaves has worked with community groups in Igloolik to fill and distribute the hamper packages for many Christmases, offering Igloolik families some basic food items, goodies and toys for their kids.

But as support and awareness has grown among southern Canadians about food insecurity in Nunavut, the number of hampers has grown too, from a few dozen to hundreds over the last two years.

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