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Food For Thought

Food For Thought
Okodwela Zambia School Lunch Program

The Food for Thought Lunch Program serves 4 meals per week to the
600 students at the Linda Community School in Livingstone, Zambia,
all of whom are a part of the orphaned and/or vulnerable communities.

Our Progress

We are just getting started!

Together we can increase student nutritional value. 

600

Students Fed

9

Grade Levels

4

Meals Per Week

208

Meals Per Year

3

Jobs Created

How it started

Meeting a community need 

The Food For Thought Lunch Program was developed after learning about the daily lack of food intake at the Linda Community School, which serves over 600 orphaned and vulnerable students. During the later months of 2020, we learned from the school staff that the teachers were noticing a decrease in attendance, a lack of attention and concentration, physical weakness, and tiredness amongst the students. 

After the passing of one Grade 6 student from the school, Okodwela Zambia began fundraising to begin a lunch program by feeding the students porridge once a day, 4 times per week.

What we do

Enhance nutritional value

The Food For Though Lunch Program serves 4 meals per week to 600 students at the Linda Community School in Livingstone, Zambia. We also created employment opportunities by employing 3 local women from the community as chefs to cook each meal. The women start their day at 6:30am by collecting water and starting the fire for the pots. They then cook and serve porridge to Grades 1-9 until the end of each school day. 

Why it matters

Impact change 

The Food for Thought Lunch Program can impact change in the following ways:

Combat Malnutrition

Increase Attendance Levels

Increase Concentration Levels

Increase School Performance

Create Jobs

IMPACT BY NUMBERS

How You Can Help

$1.50

Feeds 1 student per month 

$220

Feeds 600 students per week

$880

Feeds 600 students per month

$200

Pays for 3 Chef Salaries per month

Meet the Chefs

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CHEF ELIZABETH

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CHEF FRIDAH

CHEF GRACE