Food for the hungry in Cambridge Bay

Meal bags await people in the Luke Novoligak Community Hall in Cambridge Bay, where the municipality now prepares 150 meals from Monday to Friday as part of its “Food for the Soul” program. For the program, Cambridge Bay’s department of healthy living hired two chefs who found themselves unemployed due to COVID-19 closures. They now work in the hall’s commercial kitchen, where, with help from municipal workers, they produce 150 packaged dinners, which include a main course, salad and dessert. These are delivered by volunteers to elders and people in isolation in this western Nunavut community of about 1,800. Cambridge Bay pays for the program with $90,000 from the Government of Nunavut and Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. “We’re going to run it until the money runs out, and we’re also pumping up the food bank so people on the weekends can get stuff from the food bank and make their own meal. Everyone gets a meal a day,” said Cambridge Bay SAO Marla Limousin. (Photo courtesy of the Municipality of Cambridge Bay)

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