Inuvik’s Food Bank was recently closed for six weeks. This is because of vandalism and repeated break-ins.
Nevertheless, the volunteers cleaned up the mess and pledged to reopen. Ashley Lennie in the community organized a food drive and you see the results here (with volunteer Margaret Miller, above)
A company in Yellowknife, Danmax, donated security cameras.
The food bank is also in the process of being reinforced.
Of course, there is still room for donations.
Because of the high demand, the food bank is only open two hours a week.
Clients can only visit every second week and there are strict limits on the maximum allowed amount of food. (Roughly one bag per person, with exceptions of up to three extra bags for large families.)