According to Canada Without Poverty, 70 per cent of Inuit pre-schoolers live in food insecure households, compared to 20 per cent nation-wide.
Two out of five Northern households are food insecure, with Nunavut residents spending twice as much on food as the rest of the country. The Abluqta Society has been distributing food to hungry people in Baker Lake however it is still working towards its goal of moving opening a regular food bank.
The society is a non-profit social enterprise that strives to provide work experience opportunities for Inuit with barriers to employment.
It recently celebrated the first anniversary of the opening of its Thrift Shop, which sells recycled clothing, toys, and household goods at reasonable prices.
The Abluqta Society is continually seeking funding and volunteers to provide a regular food bank service in the community to address the high levels of food insecurity experienced by many families in Baker Lake
Anyone who may want to obtain more information to visit the Abluqta Society Facebook page.
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