In Inuktitut, ‘qajuqturvik’ means ‘place to get soup’. This captures the core of the Qajuqturvik Food Centre’s services, which is to provide emergency food access to community members in Iqaluit, Nunavut.
The Qajuqturvik Food Centre provides a daily meal to those experiencing food insecurity. We open our doors to everyone and serve food in a welcoming and dignified space.
According to a 2015 Statistics Canada Report, more than one-third of households suffer from food insecurity in Nunavut. Access to healthy and affordable food has been a challenge for Nunavummiut for many years and it remains a public and political concern.
While the Qajuqturvik Food Centre remains committed to providing emergency food access to community members, the Centre recognizes the need to expand its services beyond providing emergency access in order to address the root causes of food insecurity. As such, the Qajuqturvik Food Centre has begun increasing its services and programming to include cooking classes and workshops surrounding food skills and education as we begin to envision more long-term solutions to the challenges Iqalummiut face.