Indigenous Culinary of Associated Nations begins Feast Box promotion
The Indigenous Culinary of Associated Nations, a Winnipeg-based organization that works to promote cuisine from Indigenous cultures, has begun a fundraising campaign intended to provide meals for community members in need during the holiday season. Beginning Nov. 27, a group of Indigenous chefs will begin a GoFundMe Canada campaign during which they will create “Indigenous Feast Boxes” containing partially or fully prepared meals with recipes and cooking instructions.
“These are unprecedented times for our Indigenous brothers and sisters and ICAN is very pleased to be in a position to lead such an important campaign to provide much needed assistance,” said Joseph Shawana, ICAN board chair. “When COVID-19 hit and all our ‘Taste of the Nations’ events got cancelled, we decided to redirect those efforts by funding $25,000 for the creation and distribution of Indigenous Feast Boxes. We are very proud that we can continue to share our stories and meals through this campaign. People can visit IndiginousCuisine.ca where we profile blogs, recipes and a map of Indigenous restaurants, food trucks, caterers and culinary experiences across Canada.”