Welcome to the global school feeding website!
This site aims to become the main repository for all the school feeding activities implemented worldwide by the many partners involved.
Feel free to navigate the pages, download the many documents available, and access the country-specific information on school feeding activities.
If your organisation is implementing a school feeding program, please send us an email at email@example.com. We will send you and editor access and your data can be uploaded onto the database.
Basic education is one of the most effective investments in improving economies and creating literate, self-reliant and health societies. In the last decade, access to primary education has improved significantly in many parts of the world. Yet, 77 million children of primary school age, 49% of them in sub-Saharan Africa, are not in school and 57% of them are girls (UNESCO EFA, 2007). Governments aiming to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) on education are increasingly faced with the need to identify and prioritise different educational policies within different national contexts.
Food for Education (FFE) programs provide school feeding (school meals or snacks) and/or take-home rations to support equitable access to education among the most vulnerable and food-insecure population groups of assisted countries.
Achieving universal primary education is a main driving force behind today’s FFE interventions and one of the keys to achieving sustainable development.
International agencies, national governments, non-governmental organizations and civil society are joining efforts all over the world to achieve the Millennium Development Goals. School feeding programmes are increasingly present in local, regional and national development frameworks and poverty reduction strategies.