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

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



of all donations and grants go directly to food, logistics and monitoring costs. Lunchbox Fund's core staff salaries and day-to-day operating expenses are funded by a Lunchbox Fund Trustee.

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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In Honour of Desmond Tutu

We are honoured to have had the late Nobel Laureate Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu as the official Patron of The Lunchbox Fund.

"Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world."
– Desmond Tutu

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.

School Nutrition Program 2024:

1,975 schools
89,611 children
17,9 million meals

Relief Feeding Impact 2020 - 2024:

976,389 beneficiaries
25.8 million meals

70 million

school meals since 2005

1 meal costs

(meal cost averaged against child's age/portion size & meal served)

387,000 children

served with meals at school since 2005


schools supported since 2005

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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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