Eat, learn, succeed!

That’s what student nutrition programs in Northumberland County are all about.

Hi! My name is Beth Kolisnyk and I am the Community Development Coordinator for Northumberland Food for Thought.

Last year close to 6000 students in Northumberland County benefited from a breakfast, lunch, or snack program at school. These programs are open to all and promote healthy eating habits that will last a lifetime.

Looking for a way to help your local school community? Interested in spending time with a fantastic group of dedicated volunteers? Then contact me to find a school in your area!

By coming together with a common goal... we can make sure that students in Northumberland County receive the food they need to be ready to learn.

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All donations are made through Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit.  The Health Unit provides NFFT with in-kind accounting services.  All donations are used by NFFT to assist Northumberland County Student Nutrition Programs.donatenow4 (2)

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Ongoing Investment

– Local Credit Union Shows Its Support for Student Nutrition Programs… Eleven Years and Counting –

(NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY) – A Cobourg-based financial institution is showing plenty of interest in helping ensure students have the food they need to learn in class.

Kawartha Credit Union in Cobourg has recently donated $2,000 to support the work of Northumberland Food For Thought (NFFT). Food For Thought is the non-profit partnership that supports 53 student nutrition programs at 34… Continue reading

Spirit of Giving

Posted on November 28, 2014 11:39

– Proceeds from 100-Mile Diet Event Latest Example of Community Generosity to Help Student Learning –

(NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY) – Some Grafton-area residents who promote locally-grown food are sharing the fruit of their labours to help fuel student learning in this area.

Members of St. Andrew’s United Church in Grafton recently donated $1,139 to Northumberland Food For Thought (NFFT). The money, raised from the 100-Mile Diet Event organized by the… Continue reading

Ongoing Interest

– Local Credit Union Kicks in Support Again For Student Nutrition Programs in the Area –

(NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY) – Credit a local financial institution for being consistent with its support of student nutrition programs in the area.

A $2,000 donation from Kawartha Credit Union’s Cobourg Branch will help student nutrition programs with food purchases, or to upgrade equipment and appliances.Kawartha Credit Union is no stranger to assisting programs that… Continue reading

Fuel For Learning

– ATV Riders Kick Financial Support into High Gear with Donation to Student Nutrition Programs –

(NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY) – You could say some local ATV riders are driven individuals when it comes to ensuring students do not run on empty in school.

For yet another year, members of the Northumberland District ATV Riders Club have donated funds to Northumberland Food For Thought. This year, the club raised… Continue reading

Beyond Measure

Apple-y Ever After

November 18, 2013 13:57

– Another Year, Another Donation From Organizers of 100-Mile Diet Event –

(NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY) – While the 100-Mile Diet Event in Grafton showcases locally-grown food each fall, it also continues to put food on the table for area students using nutrition programs.

Members of St. Andrew’s United Church in Grafton recently donated $715 to Northumberland Food For Thought. The money, raised from the 100-Mile Diet Event organized by the church this… Continue reading

Bank on It

July 18, 2013 

– Local Credit Union Lending Its Support to Assist Student Nutrition Programs in Area –

(NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY) – A local financial institution is again showing its interest in ensuring children attending schools are well-nourished and ready to learn.

For yet another year, Kawartha Credit Union is donating funds to support the work of Northumberland Food For Thought (NFFT). Recently, it contributed $2,000 to support student nutrition programs that require assistance with… Continue reading

Saying Thanks

May 06, 2013

– For Sixth Straight Year, Cameco Supports Student Nutrition Programs in Northumberland County –

(NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY) – Cameco Corporation has recently donated funds to Northumberland Food For Thought to ensure local students have the food they need to succeed in school.

The funds will allow for the bulk purchase of cheese, fruit and vegetables that will be housed at the Food 4 All Warehouse in Cobourg, and then distributed as needed to… Continue reading

Actions Add Up

May 01, 2013

– Appreciation Event to Say Thanks to Volunteers and Supporters of School Nutrition Programs –

(NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY) – “Thank you!” “Merci beaucoup!” “Way to go!” “Gracias!” “We appreciate all you do.”

No matter how you say it, volunteers and supporters of the 38 school nutrition programs across Northumberland County deserve recognition. For that reason, Northumberland Food For Thought is organizing an event to honour the work of its approximate 250 volunteers and… Continue reading

Fruits of Their Labour

February 21, 2013 

– ‘Apple’ Fundraiser Helps Students Get the Food They Need to Succeed in School-

(COLBORNE) – There’s an ‘art’ to fundraising, and students at Colborne Public School are perfecting the process – all in support of their school’s breakfast program.

Colourful posters made by Kindergarten and Grade 1 students from the school are now hanging up at the Foodland grocery store in Colborne. The posters encourage shoppers to buy ‘apples’ and… Continue reading