Category Archives : School Lunch
Hungry, embarrassed, exhausted, late April 10, 2019
Nerious is a lot like most 12-year-old girls you’ve met. She is full of life. She’s trying to figure out who she is, and what her place in the world is. She can be really shy, and easily embarrassed. Nerious loves a good story – her favorite subject is English. And she wants to be a doctor when she grows up.
But Nerious lives in Kenya and her family is poor.
That means her life is so much harder than most 12-year-olds’. You see, Nerious’ dad died (more…)
Taste the World March 8, 2019
Have you ever wondered what your sponsored child eats in an average day? What does dinner look like for the families we serve? Today, you can experience it for yourself! Join us on a culinary adventure, as we share recipes with you from around the globe!
MATOOKE – UGANDA
To start things off, here’s an appetizer for you from Uganda. Matooke (pronounced muh-TOE-kay) is the staple food in Uganda. It’s made from a type of starchy banana that is similar to a plantain. “Matooke” can mean either the dish or the bananas it’s made from. This is a dish that’s hard to recreate in America, but we’ll give it a try! You’re unlikely to find matooke in your local grocery store, but many international markets carry plantains, which work well as a substitute.
Faith Like a Child January 4, 2019
Salvador’s faith is one of the strongest you’ll ever see. But it’s even more amazing when you realize he is just six years old.
Salvador lives with his mother and sister in Mexico. His father, as Salvador puts it, “he is a bad man.” He does stop by to see them every once in a while, but he doesn’t do anything to help the family. Making ends meet, and taking care of the kids falls solely on his mother’s shoulders.
A thief in the night March 27, 2018
15 year old Kenneth lives on a tiny farm outside Nakuru, Kenya with his mom and his sister. Looking at their little garden and small hut, you wouldn’t think there would be anything on their property worth stealing. So why is Kenneth terrified of thieves?
The Key to the Future: Lunch February 16, 2018
Remember the name Solanie Monaise.
In another 15 years or so you might see it in news headlines. Today, Solanie is a young girl, but someday soon she could very well be one of the people leading Haiti. (more…)
What about Lunch? September 20, 2017
We’re growing! Over the past year, we’ve been hard at work expanding our school lunch program to help hungry kids succeed in school.
A boy named MyLove February 9, 2016
Imagine. You live in a country that is riddled with political unrest. Food is hard to come by and jobs are few and far between. People everywhere are dispirited and wear perpetual sadness on their faces – a sadness that betrays a hard life.
Enter a boy named MyLove. Such an interesting name. Just saying it makes you smile. Just saying it makes you think the world can’t be all bad. That even in an unstable and fragile country like Haiti, there is hope.