$20K shortfall threatens heavily used Iqaluit Food Bank

Food insecurity a looming crisis for some Iqaluit families

Kent Driscoll 
APTN National News 
Nunavut faces the highest grocery costs in the country. So, it probably comes as no surprise that plenty of people in the territory simply can’t afford to eat.

Now, that problem is growing into a crisis.

70 percent of Inuit families in Nunavut are food insecure, which is eight times higher than the national rate.

A $20,000 shortfall in the capitol’s food bank could mean a hungry spring for some Iqaluit families in 2017.

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Kent has been APTN’s Nunavut correspondent since 2007. In that time he has closely covered Inuit issues, including devolution and the controversial Nutrition North food subsidy. He has also worked for CKIQ-FM in Iqaluit and as a reporter for Nunavut News North.