About Us

Food First NL works with communities in Newfoundland & Labrador to ensure everyone has access to affordable, healthy, and culturally appropriate food.

We are a provincial, non-profit organization that collaborates with a network of 300 like-minded organizations and individuals to improve food security in NL.

Food security is a measure of how difficult it is for a population to access healthy food. To read about more about food security, and food security issues in our province, click here.

Our Mission


Our mission is to promote, assist, or spearhead comprehensive, community-based initiatives that ensure healthy food for all in Newfoundland & Labrador, and build a more vibrant food system in our province. We work toward this mission by:

  • Raising public awareness of, and engagement with food security issues.

  • Catalyzing cooperative, province-wide action to enhance food security.

  • Convening and mobilizing key partners from all sectors to ensure collective action that improves food security in our province.


20 Years of Seeding Change


Twenty years of hands-on food security work has made us the leader in advancing food security in NL.

We thoroughly understand the complexities of food security issues in our province, as well as who needs to be engaged to advance these issues, and, the best practices that exist to improve them.

Our extensive and diverse network of partners reaches across all sectors and regions of the province. We have a proven ability to effectively engage and mobilize key players on common goals and actionable work that is advancing food security in our province.