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.

Breakfast Programs


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12 months ago

Food First Foundation

Burger Week 2021: Copperhouse ...

12 months ago

Food First Foundation

Burger Week 2021: Ja-Pain ...

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Food First Foundation

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12 months ago

Food First Foundation

Burger Week starts today! Grab a burger and support Food First!It’s BURGER WEEK!!

Join us at the Tree for our FIRECRACKER burger - house made beef patty topped with BBQ sauce, cheddar, bacon, Cajun crispy fried onion, battered fresh jalapeño, Mayo, red onion, lettuce, tomato and pickle on a brioche bun 🤤


Burger Week starts today!  Grab a burger and support Food First!

12 months ago

Food First Foundation

Yellowknife Burger Week starts tomorrow!!!
🍔 🍔 🍔 🍔 🍔The Black Knight Pub is excited to announce that the BK will be participating in the Yellowknife Burger Week from January 27th to February 6th.

Every burger sold raises money for the Food First Foundation, which gets healthy food and nutrition education to kids across the territory.

This has to be our biggest burger yet, The Long Knight’s Burger!

A Double Decker Bison Patty, House Made Sauce, Lettuce, House Made Pickles, Tomato, Aged Cheddar, Applewood Smoked Bacon with a Triple Layer Bun.

Price: $19 (includes fries). $3 Donation to a great cause. Please make sure you get your stamp.

Even the Loch Ness Monster wouldn’t be able to finish the Long Knight’s Burger!

Available from January 27 to February 6.

Yellowknife Burger Week starts tomorrow!!!
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Thank you to our supporters!