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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We can’t thank you enough, Karen and Jason! Canadian Tire is a major supporter of Food First and their donations allow us to continue helping NWT kids in a big way.
#NWTSchoolFood #FoodSecurity #communityWe’re proud to present the Food First Foundation with the $12,630 cheque that was raised via our Extreme Winter Duck Race event!

Thank you Cabin Radio NWT & Makerspace YK for helping to make this event a success. And a huge thank you to everyone that purchase duck tickets! Who knew that ducks sliding down the Snowking's Winter Festival’s slide would be so much fun!

#CTYellowknifeGivesBack
#ButoracFamilyCares
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We can’t thank you enough, Karen and Jason! Canadian Tire is a major supporter of Food First and their donations allow us to continue helping NWT kids in a big way. 
#NWTSchoolFood #FoodSecurity #community

2 months ago

Food First Foundation

Thanks to the pro-bono consulting services we received as part of their Million Meals Campaign, we have spent this past year working with Dillon Consulting Limited to develop a Breakfast Program Toolkit for our schools!

We hope this resource will be helpful to NWT school staff in running their food programs and feeding students in need. It will be posted on our website soon (but you can always reach out if you would like it now)!

Have a look at the other wonderful Million Meals projects, including one for Food Rescue Yellowknife: www.dillon.ca/about/the-million-meals-campaign

Thank you to Dillon's Yellowknife office for all your help with this toolkit!
#NWTSchoolFood #FoodSecurity #Community #DillonMMC
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Thanks to the pro-bono consulting services we received as part of their Million Meals Campaign, we have spent this past year working with Dillon Consulting Limited to develop a Breakfast Program Toolkit for our schools!

We hope this resource will be helpful to NWT school staff in running their food programs and feeding students in need. It will be posted on our website soon (but you can always reach out if you would like it now)!

Have a look at the other wonderful Million Meals projects, including one for Food Rescue Yellowknife: https://www.dillon.ca/about/the-million-meals-campaign

Thank you to Dillons Yellowknife office for all your help with this toolkit!
#NWTSchoolFood #FoodSecurity #Community #DillonMMC

2 months ago

Food First Foundation

We are happy to announce that Food First has been chosen as one of the recipients of the 2022 United Way Northwest Territories Community Investment Fund! This funding will support our Taste Makers cooking and nutrition education program in schools, teaching kids across the NWT how to cook 🙂

Photo: Students at PWK High School prepare sushi as part of their cooking class.
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We are happy to announce that Food First has been chosen as one of the recipients of the 2022 United Way Northwest Territories Community Investment Fund!  This funding will support our Taste Makers cooking and nutrition education program in schools, teaching kids across the NWT how to cook :)

Photo: Students at PWK High School prepare sushi as part of their cooking class.

2 months ago

Food First Foundation

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