Who We Are

Food First is a registered charity whose mission is to support food and nutrition education programs in NWT schools with the goal of encouraging a healthy population of children and youth for future generations.

The Issues

Recent data indicates that 30% of NWT children live in food-insecure households; the second highest of any province/territory in Canada. Many of these children are going to school hungry and undernourished.

Inadequate nourishment 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 donations spent. Whether it be a breakfast program in the Beaufort Delta or a cooking class in the South Slave, we can get your money to a school in need in the NWT. The need varies from community to community, so we can work with you to ensure your donations go where you’d like.

School Breakfast Programs
60%
Cooking & Education
30%
Other
10%

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Support YWCA NWT and Canadian Tire Jumpstart!SANTA IS COMING THIS WEEKEND! Don’t miss your chance to get photos taken. Free photos. Bring your camera. Pets welcome. Note that the photo set will now be in the Christmas section (not auto area).

$5 magic reindeer food will be for sale. 100% of proceeds to go to YWCA NWT’s holiday program and Canadian Tire Jumpstart.
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Support YWCA NWT and Canadian Tire Jumpstart!

Congratulations to Robin Kooymans of Sir John Franklin High School! You won our Tradeshow door prize, a Food Cycler, for your school. Your ballot was drawn by Junior Food Firsters, Arlen and Raccoony 🙂 ...

Congratulations to Robin Kooymans of Sir John Franklin High School!  You won our Tradeshow door prize, a Food Cycler, for your school. Your ballot was drawn by Junior Food Firsters, Arlen and Raccoony :)

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Amazing!!! 😁 Thanks, Arlen and Raccoony!

Robin Kooymans

Robin Kooymans 🎉

Words can't describe the wonderful work you did on my trading account, I am delighted I trusted you and gave you a chance to help grow my $1000 into $12,000 in just a week, Mrs Rebecca Wayne my family and I are forever indebted to you for the financial stability you brought to our home, I advice the entire public to invest with Rebecca Wayne contact via WhatsApp: +18304848051 Email: rebeccawayne150@gmail.com

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We’ve been at the NWT Professional Development Conference the past two days. It has been so nice to chat with teachers and administrators who are working hard to run school food programs across the territory! ...

We’ve been at the NWT Professional Development Conference the past two days. It has been so nice to chat with teachers and administrators who are working hard to run school food programs across the territory!

Email us your resume today if you're interested in the Coordinator position! Competition closes this Friday. ...

Email us your resume today if youre interested in the Coordinator position! Competition closes this Friday.

2 months ago

Food First Foundation

We are hiring a new Coordinator! Email foodfirstfoundation@gmail.com if you think you'd be a good fit 🙂 ...

We are hiring a new Coordinator! Email foodfirstfoundation@gmail.com if you think youd be a good fit :)
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