William Lambers is the author of Ending World Hunger. This book features over 50 interviews with officials from the UN World Food Programme and other charities discussing school feeding programs that fight child hunger. He is also the author of Nuclear Weapons, The Road to Peace, Open Skies for Peace, The Spirit of the Marshall Plan: Taking Action Against World Hunger, The Roadmap to End Global Hunger, From War to Peace and Battle of Britain. He is also a writer for the History News Service. His articles have been published by newspapers including the Cincinnati Enquirer, Des Moines Register, San Francisco Chronicle, Buffalo News, San Diego Union Tribune, the Providence Journal, Bakersfield Californian, Miami Herald (FL), Chicago Sun-Times, the New York Times, the Patriot Ledger (MA), Charleston Sunday Gazette Mail (WV), the Cincinnati Post, Salt Lake Tribune (UT), North Adams Transcript (MA), Wichita Eagle (KS), Monterey Herald (CA), Athens Banner-Herald (GA) and the Duluth News Journal. His articles also appear on History News Network (HNN). Mr. Lambers is a graduate of the College of Mount St. Joseph in Ohio with degrees in Liberal Arts (BA) and Organizational Leadership (MS). He is a member of the Feeding America Blogging Council.
Chronic food insecurity and structural poverty seriously reduce opportunities for children in many parts of Rwanda to complete their primary education.
More resources are needed to increase the number of children who receive a daily meal and acquire basic education in Sierra Leone.
School meals provided by Catholic Relief Services benefited many Bosnian children by improving their nutrition, class attendance and education.
Because of poverty, only 48% of children in the Sahel region of Burkina Faso go to school, and the situation is even worse for girls.
Rising food prices are projected to have a negative impact on school attendance rates and quality of education in Mozambique.
School feeding acts as an incentive to persuade parents to enroll and keep their children in school.
Approximately 40,000 children were affected by the closure of school canteens in 242 schools in 2007/2008.
Hunger and poverty have severe implications for poor families and how they choose to use their available resources.
WFP’s goal is for every child in Congo to attend school. Hunger should not be the reason a child is denied an education.
WFP hopes to see a national school feeding program materialize that will offer school meals to all children in Sudan.