The World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. As the United Nations frontline agency in the fight against hunger, WFP is continually responding to emergencies. They save lives by getting food to those who need it most, in part through their school feeding programmes.

School meals often serve as the only reliable source of nutrition for children in impoverished communities.  By easing the burden of putting food on the table, WFP removes hunger as a barrier to education and helps students concentrate and succeed in the classroom and in their future.

Well nourished and healthy schoolchildren are better equipped to learn, fulfill their potential as adults and participate in a country’s development as productive citizens.  Ensuring that boys and girls stay in school and are able to learn allows individuals to achieve their potential and counties to develop their human capital.  Building human capital prepares workforces for the skilled jobs of the future, which can drive growth and transform economies.

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