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Qajuqturvik Food Centre

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Summary of the Initiative

We provide one free meal daily (lunch on weekdays, dinner on weekends) to whoever comes in the door. On top of this, we provide cooking classes for youth and adults alike, and we also host occasional events such as film and speaker nights to raise awareness about food insecurity issues.


We find it difficult to find the volunteers needed to put our plans into action.


We have become a cornerstone in the fight against food insecurity within the community, and our broader initiatives have attracted interest from other members of the community as well.

Traditional Knowledge

We maintain an inclusive approach in that no one who comes to eat is turned away. As much as possible we try to incorporate the requests and wishes of our guests, and they are welcome to join us at our educational events.

PO Box 119 Bldg 655 Mattaaq Cres. Iqaluit NU X0A 0H0 Canada

Wade Thorhaug

(867) 877-0627

[email protected]

Initiative Website

Lead Organization

  • Qayuqtuvik Society
Other Groups / Organizations
  • Piviniit Society (Thrift Shop) rents a room at our facility.
  • Niqinik Nuatsivik Food Bank rents a room at our facility and also distributes food from the building twice monthtly.
  • Uquutaq Society occasionally provides us with food.
  • Tunnganaqtuq Niuqqarvik (Inclusion Cafe) uses our facility for food preparation.
Other Collaborators

  • Volunteers from the community

Primary Goals

  • The main goal is to ensure that individuals in the community can have access to at least one warm meal a day, free of charge, but our broader goal is to increase access to affordable and nutritious food through education, awareness and engagement.


  • Donations
  • Short term (up to 1 year)
  • Other
    • Rentals

Funding Sources

  • Corporate donations
  • Private donations
  • Government contributions
  • Rental fees