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It’s Monday morning, you’re getting your child ready for school.
What should you put in their lunch? A water bottle or a juice box? Sandwich or salad? Fruit cups or chopped vegetable? Maybe you’ll just send them with some lunch money?
“Lack of food can diminish concentration, erode willpower, and strip away a child’s potential. Compound that with prevalence of HIV/AIDS or the trauma of losing parents and loved ones, without food, a child’s attendance and performance at school is severely jeopardized.”
You aren’t worrying that your child is getting the right nutrition because you are present in their life. You are there making sure they eat healthy, go to school, and have all that they need to succeed.
“Nearly 20% of all children in South Africa are orphans, with approximately 1.9 Million of those children orphaned as a result of HIV and AIDS.”
You take your children to the doctor and dentist, making sure they are as healthy as possible. You change their diets if needed. You do this all after school so they don’t have to miss any education.
“65% of all South African children live in poverty. Receiving food encourages these children to stay in school and obtain their education.”
What are you eating for lunch today? I’m having a salad. I really nice big salad full of romaine lettuce, broccoli, cauliflower, green onions, croutons, and a hard boiled egg.
A salad like this doesn’t cost me very much. Especially in the spring and summer when a lot of the vegetables. I don’t always eat this healthy though. Sometimes I head to the nearest fast food. I spend a lot more when I do that. At least $5. When my kids are with me, it’s a lot more.
Did you know that just $10 can feed a child their only meal for the day. So if I donate $5, and you donate $5 together we can feed a child.
The Lunchbox Fund is a campaign working to feed 100 South African children a daily meal for a year! Will you be a part of this movement?