Food bank supports Ontario Inuit with digital gift cards – Nunatsiaq News

Food bank supports Ontario Inuit with digital gift cards – Nunatsiaq News

by ahnationtalk on January 17, 2022136 Views

Jan 17, 2022

More than 550 people already registered for Tungasuvvingat Inuit food security program

“It’s the best option for the province because there’s usually a Loblaws or an Independent or a Superstore even in small communities,” said Huneault.

Poverty continues to be an issue for many Inuit living in urban areas, Huneault said, and the stresses of an ongoing pandemic have made it even more difficult for many to afford food.

“People who have never experienced food insecurity are now experiencing it because the cost of food has gone up,” she said, referring to a Canada Food Price Report published by Dalhousie University that estimates Canadians will pay between five to seven per cent more for their groceries in 2022.

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