Would you pay $40 for a bag of flour? Some remote First Nations in northern Ontario have no choice – CBC

Feb 10, 2023

Federal government promises $4.5M to tackle food security in 5 remote communities

Food costs are going up everywhere, but in remote First Nations communities, sticker shock at the store is the norm.

In at least one community, Marten Falls First Nation, there isn’t even a store for in-person shopping.

In Neskantaga First Nation, about 436 kilometres northeast of Thunder Bay, Ont., Chief Wayne Moonias said people are paying between $40 and $70 for a 10-kilogram bag of flour and upwards of $30 for sugar.

That means making a traditional staple like bannock becomes a luxury not everyone in the Ojibway First Nation can afford.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/thunder-bay/food-insecurity-funding-firstnations-1.6743020

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