Food bank holds AGM

By NUNATSIAQ NEWS

The Nunavut food bank is expanding its reach by including outlying communities in its second annual general meeting on Sunday.

“This is the first year that people from other communities are invited to participate,” said Jennifer Creber, the food bank’s fundraising co-ordinator.

One of the food bank’s objectives in the past year has been to build stronger relations with its member communities. Thanks to money donated by First Air at its charity ball last year it was recently able to provide the Cambridge Bay and Arviat food banks with $500 each.

Part of the First Air donation will also go toward a sea lift order arriving this summer.

“We’ve been really trying to include other communities in the process because we couldn’t do so in the past,” Creber added.

Beside electing a new board, members will review the budget and discuss the group’s priorities and plans for the upcoming year.

Other items on the agenda include fundraising strategies and the sustainability of the food bank. Although Creber said she didn’t know what to expect from the brainstorming session, she anticipates good results.

The meeting will be held at the Navigator Inn beginning at 3 p.m.

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