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)


ATV riders and Cameco rev up fundraising for student nutrition programs

Local ATV riders have kicked their fundraising efforts into high gear by helping ensure students have the fuel they need to learn in school.

Members of the Northumberland District ATV Riders Club ( recently donated $1,650 to support Northumberland Food For Thought.

The money was raised at the club’s annual spring ride fundraiser. Thanks to a matching donation from Cameco Corporation, the total donation from the ATV Riders Club will be $3,300.

“We love our… Continue reading


‘Toonies for Tummies’ Fundaiser Comes Through Again to Support Student Nutrition Programs

Shoppers at area grocery stores have given their two cents worth by donating two bucks each to support student learning.

The net result is $3,325 that’s been raised for student nutrition programs in Northumberland County.

Northumberland Food For Thought is recognizing the Metro grocery stores in Port Hope and Cobourg for organizing the local Toonies for Tummies campaign. This past spring, shoppers at… Continue reading


Local Credit Union’s Continues Long-Term Support of Student Learning in Northumberland

When it comes to lending community support, a local financial institution is truly making that principle a part of its business.

Recently, Kawartha Credit Union in Cobourg donated $2,000 to support the work of Northumberland Food For Thought (NFFT), the non-profit partnership that coordinates student nutrition programs in Northumberland County. Kawartha’s latest donation marks the twelfth year in a row that the credit union… Continue reading


Gores Landing Lawn Bowler Scores Big For Student Nutrition Programs in Northumberland –

(NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY) – A 16-year-old Gores Landing resident has put together the right ingredients to help fuel student learning in local schools.

Baylee van Steijn organized a recent fundraising barbecue at the Cobourg Lawn Bowling Club, using $150 in funds she received from Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) through its ‘Make 150 Count’ program. The RBC program, which is designed to mark… Continue reading

Fruits of their Labour

– 100-Mile Diet Event Organizers Again Deliver the Goods to Support Student Nutrition Programs –

(NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY) – It’s fitting that proceeds from an event held to showcase the variety of foods grown in Northumberland will be used to serve up a taste of home to students in the area.

Members of St. Andrew’s United Church in Grafton recently donated $1,025 to Northumberland Food For Thought (NFFT). The money was raised from the 100-Mile… Continue reading

Toonies for Tummies

Local Metro Stores Recognized for Supporting Student Nutrition Programs Through Toonies for Tummies Fundraiser – Northumberland View,  Classic Rock 107.9/My FM 93.3 in Cobourg-Port Hope 

(NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY) – Put enough toonies together, and they quickly add up to become a windfall for local student nutrition programs.

Northumberland Food For Thought is recognizing the Metro grocery stores in Port Hope and Cobourg for organizing the recent Toonies for Tummies campaign in this area.… Continue reading

Nine is Fine

– Cameco Recognized for Its ‘Ongoing and Outstanding’ Support of Student Nutrition Programs

(NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY) – The people who oversee school nutrition programs in Northumberland County have plenty of reasons to smile today.

For the ninth straight year, Cameco Corporation is providing financial support to Northumberland Food For Thought (NFFT), the non-profit partnership that coordinates the 47 student nutrition programs in Northumberland. This year, Cameco’s donation will be used for the bulk purchase of… Continue reading

Driving Force


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– Local Driving School Teams Up With Its Students to Support School Nutrition Programs –

(NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY) – A Cobourg-based driving school is helping fuel student learning in Northumberland County.

Mike Fisher’s Driving School is donating $295 to support the work of Northumberland Food For Thought (NFFT), the non-profit organization that coordinates 38 student nutrition programs at local schools. The money will be used to help purchase food items… Continue reading

Food For thought Asks Cobourg’s Help

By Cecilia Nasmith, Northumberland Today

COBOURG – Northumberland Food For Thought provides big benefits to local students on a bare-bones budget.

Representatives Kimberley Leadbeater and Susan Greenwood attended Cobourg Council this week to ask for $300 to assist them with a special project, but first offered some information on the work they do.

The non-profit organization has representation from the health unit, school boards, municipalities,… Continue reading