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NEWS: Iqaluit June 24, 2016 - 8:25 am

Photo: Feeding the hungry… Northmart fills food bank

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Keep it coming Iqalungmiut! Food donations collected through Iqaluit's NorthMart make the company the largest single contributor of food to Niqinik Nuatsivik Nunavut Food Bank, according to a press released from the North West Company, June 28. “The surplus food donated by NorthMart contributed to about 40% of our donated food,
Keep it coming Iqalungmiut! Food donations collected through Iqaluit's NorthMart make the company the largest single contributor of food to Niqinik Nuatsivik Nunavut Food Bank, according to a press released from the North West Company, June 28. “The surplus food donated by NorthMart contributed to about 40% of our donated food," said president of the Iqaluit Food Bank, Stephen Wallick. "NorthMart helped fill our shelves with staples like flour, sugar, and pasta.” Approximately 1,000 clients use the Iqaluit Food Bank every month. According to a 2014 Council of Canadian Academies report, about 70 per cent of Nunavummiut are food insecure — half of that severely so. To make a food donation, please visit collection bins in your local community. (PHOTO BY STEVE DUCHARME)

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