WFP (World Food Programme):
Give children a chance at a better future through school meals
Among the poor, there is often not enough food at home, and parents often keep children at home to work or care for siblings. School meals are a good way to channel vital nourishment to poor children and also act as a safety net for poor families. The promise of at least one nutritious meal each day boosts enrolment and promotes regular attendance. Having a full stomach also helps them to concentrate better on their lessons. Among the key beneficiaries are girls, who otherwise may never be given the opportunity to learn.
It costs only US$0.25 for WFP to provide a child with a nutritious meal at school. With this low-cost, high-return investment, companies in all industry sectors can provide a concrete call to action for employees and consumers. Whether by helping WFP to optimise its food basket, or by raising funds to enable WFP to feed more children, dozens of companies have adopted school meals as their key cause to help WFP fight hunger.
Partnership types of interest
Advocacy of global issues; Business opportunities in low income communities/countries ; Project funding; Provision of services / personnel; Provision of goods
Children, youth and family welfare; Community development; Education and training ; Food security and nutrition; Gender issues; Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)