Cross-subsidized the cost of meals to primary school children with restaurant revenue
Our organisation has been implementing a school feeding program for primary school children in a school located in a slum area since 2012. Our targeted approach worked with only the most vulnerable children as identified by school teachers and has provided nutritious meals to over 100 students in our pilot program. As most children in the school we currently we work with and other schools in the area face the challenge of accessing nutritious food due to increased food insecurity, we have been working on a sustainable model for scale through feedback from students, school teachers, local government, parents and other community stakeholders. We currently run the Double Portion restaurant in the community that provides meals to community members and covers 62% of our cost of food and will be expanding this model to provide for more community members and generate income to cover food subsidies for students.