Nunavut communities finding work arounds to serve breakfast to students

Communities across the Nunavut territory are finding unique ways to help feeds students who would normally receive a meal in school.

Seventy per cent of Nunavut Inuit school students go hungry at some point of the year – 25 per cent of them regularly.

To help, Nunavut run breakfast programs and foodbanks to help but the COVID-19 pandemic closed those down.

While Nunavut doesn’t have any positive cases of the virus, it still has restrictions in place.

That forced people to find another way to help.

Video Journalist / Iqaluit

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.