Cape Town, South Africa: A girl who is in temporary care at Solomons Haven eats lunch. The organization cares for abused and abandoned children placed in care by the Department of Social Development and its affiliates. They also run active feeding and outreach programs, feeding 4,000 people monthly with help from GFN member FoodForward SA. (Photo: The Global FoodBanking Network/Anna Lusty)
This guide lays out the steps for designing a successful school feeding program. It offers best practices that not only help programs address child hunger and malnutrition, but reduce food waste, increase use of local resources, and create strong stakeholder relationships.
In partnership with The Global Child Nutrition Foundation (GCNF), The Global FoodBanking Network collaborates with the GCNF to support school meals and other programs that reduce child hunger and improve nutrition, food access, educational outcomes, and gender equity. The partnership provides technical support to food banking organizations in more than 40 countries that are on the frontlines of fighting food insecurity and hunger. GFN offers its special thanks to GCNF for its support in creating this guide. The recommendations in this guide are based on research and a comprehensive literature review of best practices for school feeding programs.