of Lunchbox Fund’s operational costs are covered by donations and grants made for that purpose. This way, we can assure corporate funders, grantors and donors that every cent donated goes to providing a hot daily meal at school for a child.

Why Nutrition?

School nutrition programs offer the assurance of a daily, nourishing meal to needy school and pre-school children in vulnerable South African communities. We’re uncompromising in ensuring 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 major education barrier in under resourced communities world-wide. School nutrition programs increase school enrollment, attendance and retention. They are proven to enhance the development, health and learning of the children they support. [See references]

In schools with over 80 children, our Food Mama Programme employs a stipended cook to prepare food fresh daily for the children.

The Programme reaches some of the most vulnerable unemployed women in South Africa with monthly income support. New skills are learned, social connection is enhanced, and the income makes an enormous difference to households living on the breadline.

5 million

Fortified meals in 2018


meal costs only

$0.21 / R3.00 / £0.21


Children served each school day

20 million

Meals provided since inception

Feed a Child. Nourish a Mind.

Your donation will provide nutritionally fortified meals to vulnerable and food insecure children in schools throughout South Africa. By feeding a child in school, we help children get the education they desperately need to build a life free of poverty for themselves and their families.

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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

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