Where We Work

The Lunchbox Fund is a National Organization maintaining consistent yearly nutrition programs in the Eastern Cape, Free State, Gauteng, KwaZulu Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, Northern Cape, North West Province and Western Cape.

Our long-term goal is to reach the 4 million children who do not have access to government feeding programs.

Identifying Need

We have collated data from the most credible South African statistical sources to create our in-house ‘hunger heat maps’. These maps represent a range of indicators for children’s vulnerability to hunger and food insecurity and assist us in tracking where our in-school feeding will have the most impact as we continuously increase our reach. Our heatmaps are updated as the latest statistical data becomes available.

Tremendous social and economic inequalities in South Africa yield great local-level variations in children’s hunger and vulnerability. Identifying our beneficiaries always involves community mapping, together with stakeholder liaison and monitoring and evaluation. Our combined approach of drawing on our heat maps together with on-the-ground evaluation ensures the most effective and efficient utilisation of resources.

The Lunchbox Fund reaches children and communities who are most at-risk, food insecure and disadvantaged, and who will most benefit from our support.

Eastern Cape

Children: 4,477
Meals: 847,020

Free State

Children: 552
Meals: 120,540

Guateng

Children: 3,674
Meals: 758,240

KwaZulu-Natal

Children: 5,182
Meals: 868,440

Limpopo

Children: 318
Meals: 64,360

mpumalanga

Children: 2,883
Meals: 525,160

Northern Cape

Children: 429
Meals: 88,280

North West Province

Children: 2,558
Meals: 338,360

Western Cape

Children: 5,861
Meals: 1,109,080

Eastern Cape

Children: 4,477
Meals: 847,020

Baziya, Bedford, Cala, Cintsa, Canzibe, Coffee Bay, Cofimvaba, Duncan Village, Duckats, East London, Elliotdale, Fameni, Flagstaff, Gombo East, Idutywa, Lukanji, Lusikisiki, Mawotsheni, Molteno, Mquanduli, Mzamomphle, Ngqleni, Ntonyana, Phakamisa, Sterkstroom, Tarkastad Templeton, Whittlesea

Free State

Children: 552
Meals: 120,540

Bloemfontein, Botshabelo

Gauteng

Children: 3,674
Meals: 758,240

Alexandra, Braamfischerville, Diepsloot, Ga-Rankuwa, Germiston, Ivory Park, Johannesburg, Katlehong, Lawley, Mamelodi, Meadowlands, Nelmapius, Orange Farm, Soweto

KwaZulu-Natal

Children: 5,182
Meals: 868,440

Greytown, Kwa-Dabeka, Kwa-Dukuza, Hlabisa, Hluhluwe, Kwadabeka, Macambini, Mandini, Mangete Reserve, Matubatuba, Msinga, Ndulinde, Ntuzuma, Port Edward, Umtwalume, Umvoti, Zwelibomvu

Limpopo

Children: 318
Meals: 64,360

Jane Furse, Masemola

Mpumulanga

Children: 2,883
Meals: 525,160

Bultkop, Dixit, Draaikraal, Emahlaleni, Emkhiweni, Kamdavu, Klipspruit, Mahhohloka, Makwana, Mjindini Trust, Roossenekaal, Shaga Farm Sheba Siding, Sinquobile, Skhila, Vaalbank

Northern Cape

Children: 429
Meals: 88,280

Galashewe, Magogong, Pampierstad, Phomolong, Phutanang, Snake Park, Upington, Vergenoeg, Warrenton

North West Province

Children: 2,558
Meals: 338,360

Ganyesa, Klipgat, Loselong, Mahlakaneng, Moretele, Setlagole, Ventersdorp

Western Cape

Children: 5,861
Meals: 1,109,080

Ashton, Barrydale, Bonnievale, Bottelary Hills, Cloetesville, Crossroads, Clanwillian, Delft, Franschhoek, Groendal, Gugulethu, Kayamandi, Khayelitsha, Langa, Langeberg, Langrug, McGregor, Malmesbury, Mfuleni, Mooiwater, Muizenberg, Nyanga, Phillipi, Paarl, Robertson, Sagmeul, Saldanha, Sir Lowry's Pass, Swartland, Stellenbosch, Wesbank