Two companies are contributing to food security in the Qikiqtani, with Baffinland Iron Mines sending food hampers and and Arctic Fresh contributing fruit baskets to various communities in the region.
Arctic Fresh announced on Dec. 10 they were donating Christmas fruit baskets to 3,000 families across the region.
“On behalf of the community of Arctic Bay, we would like to thank Arctic Fresh for donating all those fruit baskets,” said Thomas Levi, Recreation Co-ordinator for Arctic Bay, just one of the communities that were recipients of the holiday good will.
Baffinland has also recently sent Christmas food hampers to communities in the northern Baffin area according to a release by Baffinland on social media, in addition to providing financial support to the Qajuqturvik Community Food Centre in Iqaluit.
“We’re getting through this together as Nunavummiut, and it’s important to us to do our part, especially during the holiday season,” said Rhonda Angutimarik, CEO of Arctic Fresh.
“We see a Nunavut in the future that doesn’t struggle with food security.”