Food First Foundation updated their status.
9 hours ago
The NWT has the second highest prevalence in Canada of children living in food insecure households at 30%. These children often rely on school food programs to eat, but with school closures due to COVID-19, their access to food may be limited.
BUT, many hard-working principals and teachers in schools across the territory are helping to keep families in need afloat by providing everything from breakfast hampers to grocery gift cards.
Food First has set up a COVID-19 Relief Fund for school food initiatives. Money will be distributed to schools who are running food programs in their communities to help these families in need!
If you can, please consider donating to this fund via our website: www.foodfirst.ca. Click on the "Support Us" button and write "COVID-19 Relief Fund" in the "Message for Food First Foundation" box.
THANK YOU! ...
4 days ago
We need your help. Most local food supply places our clients depend on have closed. This is devastating for many of our clients who don't have immediate access to food to feed their families. If you can, please donate grocery gift cards for us to distribute to clients who need them. Cards can be mailed to the YWCA NWT at Box 1679, Yellowknife NT X1A 2P3. For more info, email email@example.com. Thank you for supporting families during this difficult time! ...