The Métis Nation-Saskatchewan and Meadow Lake Tribal Council have teamed up to provide northwestern communities with a two-month food supply.

The effort is part of an initiative to help the largely Indigenous communities deal with food security challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic.

A press release says the MN-S has committed roughly $340,000 for food security in such communities as La Loche, Beauval, Buffalo Narrows, Ile-a-la Crosse and Pinehouse.

The MN-S has also provided personal protective equipment and sanitation kits to northwestern communities.

The release says the North West Partnership will remain active for the duration of the pandemic and as long as six months after.