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)


Students come to school hungry for many reasons, not just because they are “poor” or come from “uncaring homes”. They may be hungry because:

  1. of a long bus ride to school,
  2. they leave home too early for breakfast
  3. They had a hectic morning schedule so they had little time for a proper breakfast
  4. They are not hungry first thing in the morning
  5. Small tummies, so hungry again by the time they get to school and
  6. Parent’s work schedules.

Whatever the reason, Student Nutrition Programs are opened to anyone, no questions asked. In addition to healthy foods, student nutrition programs also provide a safe and welcoming atmosphere where children and youth can develop relationships and feel like they belong.