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]

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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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4.9m

Fortified meals in 2017

9

South African Provinces

25k

Children served each school day

14.4m

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