QIA to support Pangnirtung during ongoing COVID-19 outbreak.
The Qikiqtani Inuit Association’s (QIA) initiative to support food security and isolation for COVID-19 affected communities continues with a new food hamper program in Pangnirtung. Qikiqtani Inuit living in Pangnirtung are eligible to receive these food hampers valued at $400.
“The ongoing threat of COVID-19 has made the holidays an uncertain time,” says QIA President Olayuk Akesuk, “QIA hopes these hampers will ease the burden on Qikiqtani Inuit families.”
“QIA is committed to swift action in our communities,” says QIA Board Member for Pangnirtung Charlie Qumuatuq. “Our community is strong and following the public health orders is the best way to keep Pangnirtung safe.”
QIA is delivering the food hampers in Pangnirtung in partnership with Pangnirtung Inuit Co-op. The funds for QIA’s COVID-19 response come from the Government of Canada’s Indigenous Community Support Fund.
Here is how it works:
- Starting December 26, QIA and Arctic Co-Ops will begin delivery of a food hamper.
- Delivery of food hampers will be contactless to each Inuit household in Pangnirtung
Inuit with multiple families living in the same household are asked to contact their QIA Community Liaison Officer for information on additional support
For more information on this program, you can e-mail: COVIDfirstname.lastname@example.org or
Please visit the QIA website at qia.ca for more information and daily updates.
For more information, please contact:
Will Hopkins, Acting Director of Communications,
Qikiqtani Inuit Association