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.

Breakfast Programs


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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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Food First Foundation

🤤🍔 Burger Week is Back Yellowknife! Participating restaurants have answered the call to deliver Yellowknife the best burgers to help get you through the winter and donate a portion of proceeds to the Food First Foundation!

➡️ From January 27 until February 6, collect at least three stamps from different participating restaurants in your passport. When you’ve done that, drop off your passport at any participating restaurant. There are some great prizes for participating too, so get out there and eat for a good cause! 🍔
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➡️ The Woodyard is going big with "The Isolation Burger" - Fried beer-brined chicken breast, swiss cheese, fried pork belly, slaw dressed with beer mustard and covered in maple chicken gravy, all on a waffle bun AND as an added bonus, we are throwing in complimentary Fries with our burger! $3 from every Isolation Burger sold is going straight to the Food First Foundation! Available for both Dine-in and takeout!

➡️ Also don't forget that the deadline for ordering NWT Brewing Beer for Wednesday delivery is tomorrow at 2PM! Visit nwtbrewingco.com/beer to place your order!
#BurgerWeek2021 #IsolationBurger #BrunchBurger #FoodFirst #NWTBrewingCo #BeerNorthof60 #Yellowknife #WearLocal #ShopLocal #CraftBeer


We can't wait!! ...

HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT!! We have received approval from the CPHO to proceed with our 4th Annual Fishing Derby. We are happy to open this event up to everyone and all proceeds will go to Food First Foundation.

Stay tuned for more exciting details coming soon!!

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