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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
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School feeding programs are a powerful and integrated way to encourage children to attend school, support their learning, and prepare them for success.

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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.

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

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

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Gene White
Vice-President of the Board
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[ultimate_spacer height=”120″ height_on_tabs=”80″ height_on_mob=”100″][ultimate_heading main_heading=”VOICES FROM THE NETWORK” spacer=”image_only” spacer_position=”bottom” spacer_img_width=”534″ module_animation=”transition.expandIn” spacer_margin=”margin-top:25px;”][/ultimate_heading][ultimate_carousel slides_on_desk=”1″ slides_on_tabs=”1″ slides_on_mob=”1″ speed=”4000″ el_class=”dfd-nav-up” arrows=”off” dots=”off” item_animation=”slideInDown” slide_to_scroll=”single”][dfd_testimonials testimonial_author_title=”Serufo Ntsabne” testimonial_author_subtitle=”Botswana” testimonial_author_desc=”School feeding goes beyond just feeding school children but rather it is a socio-economic policy issue – which calls for all countries to develop a national policy on school feeding.” content_default_weight=”700″ main_heading_default_weight=”” sub_heading_default_weight=”” content_font_size=”18″][dfd_testimonials testimonial_author_title=”Faith Kumalo” testimonial_author_subtitle=”South Africa” testimonial_author_desc=”Excellent networking opportunities. Wonderful support from organizers and support team. Learned a lot. Enthused to improve our own programme further to benefit the world’s children.” content_default_weight=”700″ main_heading_default_weight=”” sub_heading_default_weight=”” content_font_size=”18″][dfd_testimonials testimonial_author_title=”Henri-Vital Eka” testimonial_author_subtitle=”Republic of the Congo” testimonial_author_desc=”With the experiences I’ve had and the exchanges with others, I am determined to make things happen in my country for school meals, which are a major investment.” content_default_weight=”700″ main_heading_default_weight=”” sub_heading_default_weight=”” content_font_size=”18″][dfd_testimonials testimonial_author_title=”Bablu Kumar Saha” testimonial_author_subtitle=”Bangladesh” testimonial_author_desc=”In one sentence, the overall management of XVI Global Child Nutrition Forum was excellent. The learning from the forum will help us to implement a school feeding programme more efficiently, effectively in Bangladesh” content_default_weight=”700″ main_heading_default_weight=”” sub_heading_default_weight=”” content_font_size=”18″][/ultimate_carousel][ultimate_spacer height=”120″ height_on_tabs=”80″ height_on_mob=”100″]
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