COVID-19 Food Supplement Program in place for Labrador Inuit in Constituency of Canada

The Nunatsiavut Government today announced a Food Supplement Program to assist Beneficiaries of the Labrador Inuit Land Claims Agreement residing in the Constituency of Canada in dealing with impacts associated with the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.

“Providing relief to Beneficiaries living outside of the Labrador Inuit Settlement Area and, in many respects, Upper Lake Melville is very challenging,” notes Nunatsiavut President Lampe. “However, we have to try and help as many Labrador Inuit who are in need no matter where they live.”

The Food Supplement Program is geared towards helping individuals and families impacted by COVID-19 and those most vulnerable to the virus. Priority will be given to seniors (60 years and older and on fixed incomes), persons with disabilities, single parents, low-income families receiving income support, living on fixed-pension incomes or employment insurance, and individuals and families who have had their employment hours cut or have been laid off because of the pandemic.

How to apply

Beneficiaries in the Constituency of Canada wishing to apply for the Food Supplement Program can do so by downloading the application below;

DOWNLOAD APPLICATION (PDF)

Completed application forms should be e-mailed to [email protected]

Beginning Monday, April 27, 2020, Beneficiaries can also apply by calling any of the following between 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Atlantic Standard Time);

Contacts

Contact number

Rutie Dicker  or  Mary Adelaide Dicker

1-866-922-2942

Peggy Montague

1-877-777-2589

Carol Gear, Michelle Dyson or Ashley Andersen

1-877-923-2171 or  709-923-2365

 

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Bert Pomeroy
Director of Communications
(709) 899-0004