A Ugandan boy (Protas) hands out school meals to his classmates

Give healthy school meals and change a child’s future.

Your support will help feed more children like Protas (pictured) in Uganda and keep them in school.

“My favourite thing about school is lessons in mathematics with caluculations and singing... I want to be a mechanical engineer and repair motorcycles, motor vehicle and other engines.”

- Protas, age 10

Mr. Mwondha, a science teacher at a primary school in Uganda says one of the biggest benefits is children who are part of the school meals program have higher attendance and spend more time at school.

He says that “children who receive meals at school are motivated to stay at school because they are sure of meals. Their learning ability has changed positively because they have meals at school. Their school attendance is very good.

At the end of June CFTC’s partner, UBOBAC, in Uganda had 7,115 children enrolled in their school meals program but they have told us that they estimate 100 more children at each school will need school meals this year.

Why School Meals

Giving meals might seem like a short term solution, but they are actually crucial to ending child hunger. Here's why:

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Better health for children

School meals provide children with good nutrition at a vital age, which in turn has huge long-term health benefits.

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More food for the whole family

School meals stretch food budgets so everyone in the family gets more food.

Improved learning

School meals increase school attendance, and children with full tummies learn better. Long-term benefits include higher graduation rates and better performance on standardized tests.

Keeps girls in school

School food is an incentive for families to keep girls in school, helping them avoid early marriage, get a good education and aim for a poverty-free future.

Boost for the local economy

Our school food programs use locally grown produce, which is an important boost for the local economy.

Beyond meals

Your donation not only serves up nutritious meals in schools and daycares, it also helps parents grow and sell food, earning the income they need to nourish their children.

A gift of $44...

can give a child two months of school nutrition.

A gift of $88...

can provide four months of school nutrition for a child.

A gift of $175...

can provide a child with school nutrition for a year.

Donate today and help change the future for a child.


About Canadian Feed The Children

Canadian Feed The Children is an award-winning registered Canadian charity that envisions a world where children thrive free from hunger and poverty. We have been taking action against childhood hunger in Canada and around the world for over 35 years.

We partner with 27 Indigenous communities across Canada, taking a community-led approach to support communities as they achieve their own long-term sustainable change.

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