Call-out for NunatuKavut Community Freezer
NCC is currently accepting donations for our Community Freezer program, as well as taking names for those who may benefit from receiving food from our freezer. If you wish to harvest or hunt for the freezer or if you or someone you know wishes to avail of the food in the freezer, please contact NCC’s Food Security Coordinator (see contact information below). You can confidentially add names to our recipient list.
The Community Freezer program was established by NunatuKavut Community Council to help elders, aged 65 and older, as well as those with disabilities,access the traditional foods they can no longer harvest themselves. This program is possible through collaboration with local hunters and harvesters, as well as donations NCC receives through other programs from time to time.
Due to limited supply, food is available on a first come, first served basis. We make every effort to ensure households who are experiencing food insecurity issues can avail of this program. As we currently do not have space to store items for long periods of time, food is shared shortly after it is received. We also aim to keep food in communities that are nearest to the harvest location. We can, however, distribute across farther distances when needed.
NCC wants to ensure that food is stocked throughout the year and we call on harvesters and hunters to help us out from time to time, particularly when wild foods are in season. Compensation for costs incurred will be provided.
Currently, we are requesting:
- Ducks (picked)
- Rabbits (1 per bag)
There are also certain guidelines that hunters/harvesters must adhere to. For example:
- Food must be cleaned and put in meal-sized bags, enough for 2-4 people (ready for the pot).
- Food must be dropped off to the freezer the same week it is harvested
For more information, please contact NCC’s Food Security Coordinator: