Feed a child. Nourish a mind.

100% of your donation will provide nutritionally fortified meals to orphaned and at-risk school children.


Why Nutrition?

School nutrition programs offer the assurance of a daily, nourishing meal to needy school and pre-school children in vulnerable communities in South Africa. We are uncompromising in adhering to best practice to ensure the delivery of nutritionally high-value, delicious meals.

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Meet Desmond Tutu

We’re honoured to have Nobel Laureate Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu as the official Patron of The Lunchbox Fund.

Feeding Kids

Poor nutrition is a significant barrier to education in under resourced communities world-wide. School nutrition programs increase school enrollment as well as school attendance and retention. They are proven to enhance the development, health and learning of the children they support. [See references]

"Up with the Lunchbox Fund!"

“We are so grateful to grab this opportunity. Since we have started the nutrition programme learners are very very happy, everybody wants to be at school on time. Absenteeism is minimised! Teaching and learning is effective because every learner starts the day with something in his/her stomach!” St Cyprian’s Primary School, Ilembe District,  KwaZulu-Natal

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We have been feeding orphaned and at-risk school children since 2005.

School feeding programmes increase levels of school enrolment, daily attendance and retention.

They alleviate hunger and improve concentration – even among children who are not malnourished.

For children under 6 years, school nutrition support offers the possibility of reversed stunting as well as improved learning outcomes for the rest of their school lives. [See references]

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Fortified meals in 2017


South African Provinces


Children served each school day


Meals provided since inception

The Lunchbox Fund has achieved Guidestar’s Platinum Status. Guidestar is a public charity that collects, organizes, and presents information about non-profits.

We subscribe to the Independent Code of Governance for Non-Profit Organisations in South Africa