Iqaluit volunteers follow Thanksgiving by giving back

Many people spent holiday Monday and maybe even into Tuesday getting over their turkey hangovers. But a handful of folks in Iqaluit spent the holiday giving back.
Kim Peterson-Kuhn is a fixture at the Iqaluit soup kitchen but she's just one of many who donated their time this Thanksgiving Monday. Kate McKenna reports. 1:32

Many people spent holiday Monday and maybe even into Tuesday getting over their turkey hangovers. But a handful of folks in Iqaluit spent the holiday giving back.

Kim Peterson-Kuhn spent holiday Monday helping to serve hot meals to about 50 people at the Iqaluit soup kitchen. She's a fixture there on many normal days, spending her time off helping those in need. Thanksgiving was no exception.

"When I moved here, away from my family, it became my family away from family," she says. "I enjoy volunteering and I like to give to my community."

Homemade turkey soup and sandwiches were on the menu.

The soup kitchen's manager, Russ Blanchet, says it's been a good year.

"Things are going very well, thank you," he says. "We have lots of volunteers, some volunteers who are steady during the week, some steady during the weekend."

"We've managed to get a meal on every day. It's wonderful," he says.
 
Blanchet, Peterson-Kuhn, and a bevvy of volunteers buzzed around the kitchen yesterday, cooking, serving and cleaning. All working together to make sure no one in Iqaluit had to go hungry this holiday weekend.

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