Who We Are

Food First is a registered charity whose mission is to support 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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We’re grateful to the Government of Canada and @communityfoodcentrescanada for providing essential funding to help us offer emergency food relief in our communities. Thanks @JustinTrudeau @mclaudebibeau @AAFC_Canada! ...

We’re grateful to the Government of Canada and @communityfoodcentrescanada for providing essential funding to help us offer emergency food relief in our communities. Thanks @JustinTrudeau @mclaudebibeau @AAFC_Canada!

A friend of Food First has given us some non-medical cloth masks. If you would like one or more please send us a message for pick-up address (and let us know what fabric(s) you would like).

They are reversible and appear fairly tight-fitting. Because they were donated, no adjustments can be made (but you’re welcome to make your own!).
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A friend of Food First has given us some non-medical cloth masks. If you would like one or more please send us a message for pick-up address (and let us know what fabric(s) you would like). 

They are reversible and appear fairly tight-fitting. Because they were donated, no adjustments can be made (but you’re welcome to make your own!).

A big thank you to TD Bank in Yellowknife for the $500 donation to our COVID-19 Relief Fund for School Food Initiatives! Much appreciated 🙂
TD Canada Trust Branch and ATM
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A big thank you to TD Bank in Yellowknife for the $500 donation to our COVID-19 Relief Fund for School Food Initiatives!  Much appreciated 🙂
TD Canada Trust Branch and ATM
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Thank you to our supporters!