What makes our approach different?
- As a not-for-profit, we believe that to combat food insecurity, we must tackle the root causes. Simply providing food to those that need it most is not working; we believe that educating clients of food banks on nutrition, working with stakeholders to develop nutritional workshops and life skills, and creating employment opportunities will go a long way.
- Currently, most food banks set up in Nunavut often purchase their food locally in the community as needed, usually weekly. Buying like this is unrealistic as they are paying for those stores’ inflated prices. Buying food at a wholesale level will allow our funds to go that much further and provide more food to clients.
- Create soup kitchen programs and employ local Inuit in these communities to operate and sell goods/catering services through the facility to offer a way to draw funds back into the program.
- Phase 1 is the NunaFresh program to establish a food box system. This program will allow us to utilize typical foods that a foodbank would generally have and country food that is essential to the Nunavummiut culture and full of nutrients they are familiar with and enjoy consuming.
- In phase 2, we plan to establish an Out-of-territory cooked meal program. This program will offer pre-cooked frozen meals utilizing country foods and typical frozen-type meals. These frozen meals will be proportionately packaged and created based on local recipes.
- Support programs and initiatives to assist in local hunting, harvesting, and access to conventional foods.
- Partner with organizations that provide innovative options for local production of healthy foods.
- Setup a community freezer program for local hunters and trappers in every community