Northern Fruit & Vegetable Program

The Northern Fruit and Vegetable Program (NFVP) is serving fresh fruit and vegetables to elementary students in the District of Thunder Bay! Since 2006, the NFVP has been wildly successful with children in the northeastern region of Ontario, and as of May 2018, the program expanded to our region.

The NFVP is a food literacy program that aims to increase consumption and awareness of fruits and vegetables, as well as provide healthy eating and physical activity education resources, to school-aged children from JK to Grade 8 in northern Ontario. The goal is to positively influence children and build a strong foundation to live a healthy lifestyle.

Funded by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, and distributed by the Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Growers’ Association this program provides students from JK to grade 8 weekly deliveries of one serving of fruit and one serving of vegetables for each student starting November 2022 through until June 2023.

Close to 14,000 students in over 80 schools from Thunder Bay to Manitouwadge to Fort Severn and every elementary school in between will be enjoying fresh fruit and veggies during the winter and spring months!

NEW! A 4-week physical activity challenge, Walk Broc and Roll, created to support youth (JK – Grade 8) to develop positive relationships with food and physical activity will be piloted in a handful of schools in November – December 2022. This challenge also includes take-home food literacy activities for students and their families. Stay tuned for more info!


To the left you will find information and resources to help integrate the NFVP into your school from in school food literacy activities, to storage recommendations for NFVP deliveries in school.


Participating Schools

The 2022/2023 program will include service to all of these schools, beginning November 2022 until June 2023:


Frequently Asked Questions


For Further Information

If you have a question, please contact Victoria Pullia, Program Lead, at (807) 625-5962 or Toll-Free at 1-888-294-6630 or email

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