Feed a child. Nourish a mind.

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

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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]

Programme Impact Evaluation

The children at early childhood development centers (ECDCs), lying deep in the heartland of the Amathole Municipality in the Eastern Cape, have been assessed for stunting, underweight and wasting as part of our pilot programme impact evaluation study.

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OUR IMPACT

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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4.2m

Fortified meals provided in 2017

9

South African Provinces

20k

Children served each school day

9.1m

Meals provided since inception