Soup kitchen and food bank no longer homeless


Soup kitchen and food bank workers have found a new place to serve hot meals and provide food to Iqaluit residents in need.

The soup kitchen opened to a long line of hungry lunch-seekers on Jan. 26 when free meals were served up at House 1047, next door to First Steps Daycare, near the Legion.

The food bank will open its doors for the first time at the new location on Jan. 31.

The two services were homeless after a sprinkler system flooded their previous location in the dome building across from Northmart.

Qikiqtaaluk Corp. and Qikiqtani Inuit Association have donated House 1047 on a month-by-month basis, meaning the soup kitchen and food bank could be homeless again by early spring.

Ron McLean, president of the soup kitchen, said the groups would appreciate help from anyone who may have access to space they could use after March.

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