Trʼondëk Hwëchʼin, Dawson partner to expand nutrition program 

The Trʼondëk Hwëchʼin First Nation and the City of Dawson have partnered to expand a nutrition program that brings daily hot breakfasts and lunches to students. The program makes about 1,500 meals per week and has been running out of the Trʼondëk Hwëchʼin Community Hall’s kitchen, which has limited space. Through this new partnership, the program will now be run out of Dawson’s recreation centre until August 2024. “We really want to emphasize the importance of every kid in our school having breakfast, and lunch — everyday,” said Trʼondëk Hwëchʼin Director of Education Jody Beaumont. “And what that is bringing to the community, it’s an equalizer in education. It’s foundational. Every kid should go to school and have that right to do so with proper nutrition.”