Friday, February 20, 2015

Cambridge Bay Helping the Less Fortunate

Recently I wrote a newspaper article about a  new Facebook group in Cambridge Bay. You may have heard of the Helping Our Northern Neighbours group that coordinates southerners who want to send boxed of food up to needy families in Nunavut. Well, Cambridge Bay has started up its own group called Cambirdge Bay Nunavut Helping The Less Fortunate for local residents to donate food and clothes to needy families in town. One of the many benefits of this is that donations can include perishable foods, and we don't have to pay the expensive shipping costs! I think it really reflects the generous spirit of Cambridge Bay folks, who always seem to be willing to share, even when they don't have much themselves.

You can read the Nunatsiaq News article here.

The generosity doesn't just end with Facebook either. We'll be holding a fundraiser for the local food bank next month on March 21 at the Community Hall for the food bank. In the past, this has been a great opportunity for people who help local needy families, and I'm always amazed at how kind and enthusiastic Cambridge Bay folks are when it comes to doing their part. Read about last year's food bank fundraiser here

 Details for next month's Food Bank Fundraiser can be found here.