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Nutritional Feeding Programmes

Many of our programmes provide meals to vulnerable children in educational settings. Receiving food while at school helps to eradicate hunger and promotes school enrollment and retention. It also eliminates the need for vulnerable and orphaned children to beg on the streets to survive. Other WCF supported programmes target children living in slum areas. An estimated one billion people worldwide live in slums. By 2030, the number is expected to increase to two billion people. Slums are filled with disease, refuse and unsanitary conditions like animal and human waste. They are also overflowing with very hungry children.

World Children's Fund supports nutritional feeding programmes that provide one meal a day for thousands of children living in slums who are relegated to a life of poverty.

Your generosity is filling bellies and saving lives.

A critical component of the World Children's Fund fulfillment model is providing meals to orphans and vulnerable children in an educational setting. Because of your support, nearly 400 children in Addis Ababa are receiving an education and daily nutritional feeding. The children enrolled in the program also have access to health care and medicines.

World Children's Fund supports endangered and suffering Thai and Burmese (now Myanmar) children in multiple programs in Phuket, Thailand. Two WCF supported pre-school programs give children who live in poverty the chance to attend school each day, receive daily food, proper nutrition and medical access and care. One program serves Burmese children and the other Thai.

Hundreds of hungry children benefit four days each week from hot and nutritious meals served through our World Children's Fund supported feeding program in the neglected and impoverished Kambi Teso slum. For many of the children in the program, it is their only meal of the day.

Our WCF supported program in the Lusaka area of Zambia provides educational opportunity in conjunction with a daily well-balanced and nutritious meal day to about 350 school age children in a community school setting. Without WCF support, these children would not have the opportunity to attend school. Most of them either have low-income parents or no parents at all. The food provided at lunch is a lifesaver to financially strapped families and orphans. Most of these children are considered "vulnerable" by the government, which translates into malnutrition, sickness, disease and death.

In Garissa, located in Northeastern Kenya, the effects of severe drought are evident. It is hot and dry. Carcasses of goats, cows, and camels litter the dusty roads. The riverbeds are also empty. The Tana River, which runs through Garissa Town is dangerously low. From the air, the dried out river tributaries look like brown snakes winding their way through the arid land.

World Children Fund feeds more than 2000 hungry children each day who are living in some of Africa's largest, most notorious slums and impoverished areas including Makindu, Garissa, Kambi Teso slum and Kibera slum. Kibera slum is known for its high incidence of typhoid, cholera, malaria and crime. It has no flora or fauna. The maze of shanty's, garbage and waste is void of gardens, green trees or even an organized play area for children.

Nearly one thousand hungry and vulnerable children receive hot, nutritious meals because of committed WCF supporters. Five days each week, the children arrive hopeful and hungry at multiple locations in Buchanan. The feeding program serves children age three to fifteen years old. For most, it is their only consistent food source.

Eastern Africa is suffering through the most severe famine and drought in the last sixty years. People, livestock and herds of animals are dying throughout the horn of Africa. World Children's Fund has been delivering food relief in response to the crisis and the overwhelming number of refugees from southern Somalia who are fleeing into neighboring Kenya in search of political peace, food and water.