Give a gift that matters: a donation in your friend's name. Your gift of $15 will provide 60 children with a school meal, which is proven to significantly incre

Feed 60 Children

Help a Child Learn

  • $15.00

Friends of the World Food Program, Inc.



Problem

Every day millions of children are kept home from school to help their families. With no incentive for their parents to allow their child to give up a day’s work, these children often remain unfed and uneducated. Of those families that can afford to send their children to school, most are unable to provide them with meals, making it extremely difficult for these students to focus during their lessons. This cycle of malnutrition and lack of education prevents any chance of societal progression.

The Gift

Your gift of $15 will provide 60 children with a school meal, which is proven to significantly increase attendance rates and help children take their minds off their next meal and dedicate their attention to their studies. Providing meals within the educational system encourages poor families to send their children to school and proper nutrition helps pupils stay focused in the classroom. Children, such as eight year old Emmanuel, who participates in a WFP Liberia school feeding program, are dependent on the meals provided by WFP to get through the day. He explains, “Sometimes my parents don't have the money to buy me breakfast. I'm always happy to come to school because I can eat here.” Through school meals, WFP is not only able to fight hunger but also provide children with the key to a better future - an education. To learn more about what WFP and WFP USA are doing to end world hunger, please visit www.wfpusa.org.