Fill a Cup, Feed a Dream
The Power of School Meals
Every day, millions of children take a giant step out of poverty by simply walking into a classroom. But no child can take that step on an empty stomach. An estimated 66 million children across the developing world attend primary school hungry, with 23 million of them in Africa alone.
The World Food Program’s school meals program reaches 20 million school children in 75 countries each year. School meals provide the nourishment needed for children to focus on school and to develop fully, both mind and body. A guaranteed nutritious meal served each day is the greatest incentive for families to send and keep kids in school — particularly girls —giving these kids a chance to realize their full potential and achieve their dreams.
The Red Cup: Symbol of Hope
The red cup is a simple image with a strong meaning. WFP uses these red cups to feed a child a healthy, nutritious school meal. A meal that not only nourishes their growing bodies, but gives them the fuel they need to excel in school and realize their full potential. Just 25 cents fills a red cup with porridge, rice or beans and gives girls a monthly ration to take home. When you fill a cup, you feed a child’s dream.
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