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

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A Royal Visit

"It's amazing to think that just on the other side of here you've got tin huts with all these kids with nothing, and bringing them together a nice hot meal provided by Lunchbox Fund."

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex
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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.
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Women Empowerment

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

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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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