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 and monitoring costs are covered by donations, funding and grants designated as being for that specific purpose. This way, we can assure all nutrition program donors that every cent they donate 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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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.

Relief Impact Since 2020:

1,800 schools
9 million meals
‍48,000 children

School Nutrition Impact 2022:

810,000 beneficiaries
25.3 million meals

51.2 million

school meals since inception

1 meal costs

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

233,000 children

served with meals at school


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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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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