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

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In the spotlight

Lunchbox Fund collaborates with Government and Non-Government stakeholders so that our work is sustainable, relevant, and has greater impact. Strategic partnering ensures that childcare, stimulation and education is provided alongside our meals. Organisations working together - ‘resource stacking’ - to address a range of children’s needs leads to the development of the whole child, and has a multiplier effect in uplifting communities.



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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