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

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In 2021 Lunchbox Fund extended our preschool reach to encompass toy libraries, mobile ECD centres, come-and-play buses, and home-based ECD programs. Our meals are supporting quality education for children in the most rural, under-resourced areas.



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.

In 2021 Lunchbox Fund reached 31 033 children
in 996 schools, serving
5 035 070 hot, nutritionally fortified meals over the year.
Our relief meal provision program reached 40 560 beneficiaries providing
1 188 728 meals to families throughout South Africa.

33,2 million

school meals since inception

1 meal

costs (averaged)

31,033 children

served each school day in 2021

25 million

relief meals since

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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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