The Dehcho Swimming in Atlantic Salmon Courtesy of Food Banks Canada

By: Principal Angela Griffin

Food Banks Canada delivered Atlantic Salmon to the Dehcho in late February and early March 2021.

The program wherein indigenous communities in the NWT benefitted from receiving free chicken and fish is ending and massive quantities were to be distributed throughout Canada before the end of March 2021. Once again indigenous people in the Dehcho were grateful for that which they received from Food Banks Canada.

Greg Rowe of Rowe Trucking delivered 20 pallets throughout the Dehcho. Each pallet contained 60 cases of salmon, and each case held 6 large salmon fillets. Greg Rowe once again donated his time and resources to feed the people of the Dehcho.

Fort Providence received 4 pallets; Fort Liard received 2 pallets; Fort Resolution received 3 pallets; Fort Simpson received 2 pallets; Hay River Reserve received 4 pallets; Jean Marie, Kakisa, Sambaa K’e and Wrigley each received 1 pallet; Betcheko received 2 pallets; Dettah received 2 pallets; and Yellowknife Dene received 2 pallets. Fort Good Hope in the Sahtu received 2 pallets courtesy of Air Tindi. Manitoulin Trucking delivered Atlantic salmon to Letselk’e.

Principal Griffin provided Salmon recipes for all who wanted one.

Indigenous people in the Northwest Territories thank Food Banks Canada once again for its generosity. The long winter was made more manageable by this outreach program. People are grateful for free protein in an area where such food is often unaffordable for the vast majority of residents.

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