Voice your opinion – food sharing initiative in NunatuKavut
Over the next few weeks NCC will be trying different options to determine the best model for food charity in NunatuKavut. We recognize how vital services such as the COVID-19 Food and Heat Security Vouchers have been. We also recognize that, along with seniors, working families are struggling to make ends meet at times as well. We welcome your feedback and suggestions to help design a food sharing program that works for you.
Churches, non-profit organizations and businesses have and continue to meet needs when they are made known. A special shout out to Coastal Soapworks who have dedicated a corner of their business to these efforts!
At this time, we are inviting you to contribute to Pop-Up Food Sharing Drives by purchasing a product or two to add to a tote box at participating grocery stores & Pop-Up locations in NunatuKavut coastal communities. The food will be picked up weekly and shared with families and individuals who are struggling with the increased cost of food, and the challenges they face to put food on their tables.
Some suggested items for donation include:
- Cereal (Cheerios/Rolled Oats/Cream of Wheat/etc)
- Canned beans (Chick peas, lima beans, kidney beans)
- Canned spaghetti sauce
- Canned or powdered milk
- Pasta (macaroni or spaghetti)
- Cereal bars
- Canned meats (sardines, tuna, etc)
- Jacobs crackers or other dry crackers
- Canned tomatoes
- Canned vegetables (corn, peas, mixed)
- Peanut butter
- Kraft dinner
- Other non-perishables
We welcome any and all feedback that you may have on what a food sharing program should look like. Please reach out to:
Food Security Coordinator, NCC
T: (709) 960-1043
Please call the United Way Helpline (211) if you are struggling with putting food on your table, or leave a voice message at our food security office (709) 960-1043. All calls are confidential.