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

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Back-to-School Nutrition

Lunchbox Fund has reached 866 000 people with relief feeding in the face of COVID-19 in South Africa. Our focus for 2021 returns to building child and community resilience through facilitating education. A hungry child cannot learn. Help us reach children in schools with fortified nutrition. Cost per meal is US$0.20/R2.81/£0.16 for a breakfast, and US$0.25/R3.60/£0.20 for lunch (averaged across age group, portion size and meal served).


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 3 million meals to
25 000 school children in 2020, and reached 800 000 food-relief beneficiaries with 23 million meals

23 million

relief meals since 2020

1 meal

costs (averaged)

30,000 children

served each school day in 2021

32.5 million

school meals since inception

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* Lunchbox Fund operating expenses are covered by donations or grants made specifically for that purpose. 100% of your donation provides meals to children.

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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