What would be the sources of funding for any expansion of the school feeding program?
The Government of Honduras is funding 90 percent of the budget for school feeding programs. International donors through WFP fund nine percent and Honduran private companies fund one percent. WFP manages all of the funds and implements the program according to WFP standards.
What has been the effect of rising food prices in this funding effort?
In 2008 there was an 18 percent increase in the cost per school meal. Most of the costs are directly linked to the rise in the price of commodities and transport costs. Most of the commodities used in the school feeding program are purchased in Honduras. The Government of Honduras has paid for this increase in commodity and transport prices.
How can someone help the school feeding program?
Anything else you'd like to add about why you think school feeding is important for people to support?
There are two things in this world that can change dramatically the entire life of a child: giving him or her the opportunity to be educated, and keeping him or her in good health. School meals may be the only nutritious meal offered to school children and act as a perfect incentive for parents to send their children to school. A rich and nutritious meal served at school serves both objectives: the child is educated and healthy.