Who We Are

Food First is a registered charity whose mission is to support food and nutrition education programs in schools with the goal of encouraging a healthy population of children and youth for future generations.

The Issues

The problems associated with nutrition are so large that even communities doing relatively well still need help. Recent studies indicate that nearly 70% of Northern students do not consume enough fruits and vegetables for optimal health; as well, many do not reach the daily dairy servings recommended by the Canada Food Guide, putting them at risk for cancers, diabetes, osteoporosis and other chronic diseases. Children are too often overfed and undernourished.

Inadequate nutrition leads to poor concentration, classroom behavioural issues, higher absenteeism, low self esteem and reduced scholastic success. Healthy food provides the nutrients children need to be attentive and enthusiastic in school, increasing their ability to concentrate, learn and develop into outstanding adults.

What We Are Doing

Funders can choose where they want to see their funding spent, the NWT, Nunavut or even a specific region, town or school. The need varies from community to community, so we can work with you to ensure your donations go where you’d like.

Education
40%
Breakfast Programs
60%

News

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Unfortunately, we have to postpone our AGM which was scheduled for Monday due to our ongoing technical issues. Stay tuned for a new date! ...

Unfortunately, we have to postpone our AGM which was scheduled for Monday due to our ongoing technical issues. Stay tuned for a new date!

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Timeline photos💥 FINAL DRAW! September 22nd, 2022.💥

Fight food insecurity in the Arctic. Arctic Co-operatives Limited is sponsoring a program to support hunters doing community harvesting. Enter for your chance to receive a $500 hunter sponsorship. Hunter Sponsors will receive a $500 Co-op Gift Card to purchase what they need to go out on the land.

One hunter per community will be drawn on Thursday, September 22nd.
👉 There are two ways to enter
◼️ Follow the link and fill out your information bit.ly/3bwrkEx
◼️ Visit your local co-op for more information and to fill out a ballot.
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What a year we've had! Thank you to all our supporters who made another successful school year possible - Government of the Northwest Territories, Community Food Centres Canada, United Way Northwest Territories, Canadian Tire, Summit Air, Ledcor, Canadian North Airlines, Northland Utilities, Major Drilling Group International Inc. plus all the individual donors! ...

What a year weve had!  Thank you to all our supporters who made another successful school year possible - Government of the Northwest Territories, Community Food Centres Canada, United Way Northwest Territories, Canadian Tire, Summit Air, Ledcor, Canadian North Airlines, Northland Utilities, Major Drilling Group International Inc. plus all the individual donors!
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Thank you to our supporters!