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QIA providing $744,000 in food security supports for Kinngait

QIA providing $744,000 in food security supports for Kinngait

 In COVID19, Media Releases

The Qikiqtani Inuit Association’s initiative to support food security for COVID-19 affected communities continues with a new food hamper and voucher program in Kinngait. Qikiqtani Inuit living in Kinngait are eligible to receive these benefits.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has made food security across the Qikiqtani Region more difficult,” says QIA President P.J. Akeeagok, “QIA is thankful for the federal government’s continued support for communities affected by COVID-19, and ACL’s ongoing excellence in delivering this programming alongside QIA for affected Qikiqtani Inuit.”

These funds were made available to QIA through the Government of Canada’s Indigenous Community Support Fund.  The distribution of these funds is delivered through a combination of vouchers and food hampers, in partnership with Arctic Co-ops Limited.

Here is how it works:

  • Starting May 24, QIA and Arctic Co-Ops will begin delivery of $250 grocery vouchers to each Inuit household in Kinngait.
  • The week of May 31, QIA and Arctic Co-Ops will deliver a food hamper and a $250 voucher to the homes of Qikiqtani Inuit.
  • The week of June 28, ACL and QIA will deliver a food hamper and a $250 voucher to the homes of Qikiqtani Inuit.

Inuit with multiple families living in the same household are asked to contact their QIA Community Liaison Officer for information on additional supports.

For more information on this program, you can e-mail: COVID-19@qia.ca or
call: 1-867-975-8383.

Please visit the QIA website at qia.ca for more information and daily updates.

You can also get the latest news and updates from QIA’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts.

For more information, please contact:
Will Hopkins, Acting Director of Communications,
Qikiqtani Inuit Association
whopkins@qia.ca
867.975.8413 or
1.800.667.2742

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