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Working to ensure governments and their partners have the resources, tools, and connections they need to increase coverage of high-quality school meal programs that contribute to national educational, agricultural, economic, social protection, and health and nutrition goals.

Why school meals?

Global Child Nutrition Foundation believes school feeding programs are a powerful and integrated way to encourage children to attend school, support their learning, and prepare them for success.

Why locally sourced?

Working with local farmers and making use of perishable foods such as fruits and vegetables, schools can provide daily meals to more children while increasing local economic returns.

We are GCNF.

We are a global network working together to ensure that hunger is not a barrier for learning for any child.

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Powerful things happen when parents, educators, community organizers, local businesses, and government officials within a school system share a common vision for healthy children. Yes, a child’s prospects are changed but it is far more than that. Local farmers work with purpose knowing there’s a ready market for their goods. Jobs are created to distribute and produce food. Local economies grow stronger as children grow up to be healthy, productive citizens who can access and create opportunity. When systems work together in this manner, school nutrition programs are sustainable and scalable. Societies develop in which hunger is not a barrier to children’s learning and local economies thrive. Please join Global Child Nutrition Foundation in our mission to give every child a chance to learn and thrive.

Gene White
Co-Founder, Global Child Nutrition Foundation

Join Us

There is an immediate opportunity to reach 65 million school age children around the world who currently attend school but do not get enough to eat. 
Help us reach them by making a tax-deductible contribution to GCNF today.