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 exists when all people, at all times, have physical and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food that meets their dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy life.
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Our Mission & Vision
Food First NL’s Mission is to actively promote comprehensive, community-based solutions to ensure access to adequate and healthy food for all.
Food First NL’s Vision is a province where all people at all times, have physical and economic access to sufficient, safe, and nutritious food to meet their dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy life.
We accomplish our Mission & Vision by:
1.) Raising Awareness: Food First NL works to increase understanding and awareness of food security, and its impacts, in order to enhance efforts to improve food security in the province.
2.) Convening Partners: Food First NL works to build and convene a strong and diverse network of strategic partners to improve food security in the province.
3.) Catalyzing Action: Food First NL catalyzes and supports action across sectors at the local, regional, and provincial level to improve food security in the province.
4.) Enhancing Capacity: Food First NL works to enhance its capacity to improve food security in the province.
20 Years of Advancing Food Security in NL
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.