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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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!

Thank you Robert Waddell for your donation in memory of your father, Randy. ...

Thank you Robert Waddell for your donation in memory of your father, Randy.

The Yellowknife Golf Club raised an incredible $3,860.00 for Food First through the Canadian North Airlines Midnight Classic this year!

Thanks to all the golfers! And huge shout out to Robert and Kylie for their hard work organizing, as well as Samantha and Canadian North for their support of Food First now and in past years.The 74th Annual Midnight Classic is happy to donate all the proceeds from the tournament to the Food First Foundation .

We were happy to raise $3860 for the foundation.

Thank you to Canadian North for your continued support of the Midnight Classic.

We look forward to the 75th Anniversary next year.
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The Yellowknife Golf Club raised an incredible $3,860.00 for Food First through the Canadian North Airlines Midnight Classic this year!

Thanks to all the golfers! And huge shout out to Robert and Kylie for their hard work organizing, as well as Samantha and Canadian North for their support of Food First now and in past years.

2 months ago

Food First Foundation

Time to get your tickets for the Extreme Duck Race at Canadian Tire!

Proceeds go to an excellent organization, YK Cares. We share a common goal of feeding school-aged children - we hope you will support them through this amazing fundraiser!TICKETS on sale starting TODAY!!!!
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Time to get your tickets for the Extreme Duck Race at Canadian Tire! 

Proceeds go to an excellent organization, YK Cares. We share a common goal of feeding school-aged children - we hope you will support them through this amazing fundraiser!

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Thank you Food First Foundation! ❤️❤️❤️

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2 months ago

Food First Foundation

Food First has been chosen as the recipient of proceeds from this weekend’s Canadian North Midnight Golf Classic!

Get out and enjoy the gorgeous weather Friday and Saturday at the Yellowknife Golf Club!
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Food First has been chosen as the recipient of proceeds from this weekend’s Canadian North Midnight Golf Classic!

Get out and enjoy the gorgeous weather Friday and Saturday at the Yellowknife Golf Club!

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Live ammunition in the duel category? Ted

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