Transforming a child’s education, one meal at a time.

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Response to COVID-19

In response to COVID-19: LBF has raised R51m / $3m to reach 137,000 destitute families with emergency food boxes, providing 500,000 beneficiaries with 16 million meals. Lunchbox Fund’s work is far from over. Help us reach more families in need of life-saving meals: R400/$20 provides a box of provisions sufficient to feed a family of four for 31 days.


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

School nutrition programs are proven to improve health, development, and learning among children in under resourced communities, in which poor nutrition is a major education barrier.


We served over 5,6million meals to
30 000 school children in 2019, and extended our national reach by 17%, adding  4,500 new learners to our program.

5,6 million

Fortified meals in 2019


meal costs only
$0.23 / R3.25 / £0.17


Children served each school day

25 million

Meals provided since inception

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* All of our operating expenses are covered by donations or grants made specifically for operational use, so 100% of your donation provides meals to kids.

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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