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COVID-19 & School Meals around the World Monitoring the effects of school closures on school feeding programs. LEARN MORE Nutritious School Meals Investing in healthy children and thriving communities. LEARN MORE Global Network Connecting practitioners, governments, and companies to share knowledge, ideas, and tools. LEARN MORE GLOBAL SURVEY OF SCHOOL MEAL PROGRAMS Monitoring Progress and Challenges in School Feeding LEARN MORE Locally Sourced Food Creating jobs and strong economies. LEARN MORE
ENSURING ADEQUATE NUTRITION FOR THE WORLD'S CHILDREN TO LEARN AND ACHIEVE THEIR POTENTIAL.

Why school meals?

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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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.
OUR COMMITMENT

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 us in our mission to give every child a chance to learn and thrive.

GENE WHITE
VICE-PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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