The arctic town of Inuvik recently saw the opening of a new food bank that caters to Canada's Muslim community. Canada's multicultural population has inspired a rise in specialty restaurants, food banks and community kitchens. This latest initiative helps provide halal food for Muslim residents in a small arctic community.
Until recently, the town of Inuvik only had a single food bank for the entire community. This situation was problematic for Muslim residents who adhere to a strict halal diet. In order to cater to the needs of these residents, the Muslim Welfare Centre began supplying halal food to Inuvik's Midnight Sun Mosque. The new Arctic Food Bank caters to Canada's Muslim community by supplying halal food and other essential items.
The opening of the new Muslim food bank demonstrates the influence of Canada's multicultural population over the local food supply in different communities.