The free school meals of the World Food Programme, which we support, contribute to creating a sustainable local system to empower local farmers and stimulate the local economy
This program, based on purchases from local producers, is currently deployed in 60 countries. It stimulates production, consumption and local economies: schools buy food from small producers and local traders who then can sustainably improve their income.
In some countries, students also learn how to grow their own vegetable garden, which their schools then use in the school lunch menus.
Through our YEAH! Program (Your Engagement Against Hunger), we rely on the expertise of Sodexo employees in purchasing, food safety, and hygiene and nutrition to ensure the quality and variety of school meals.
We help improve the health and quality of life of millions of children.
13,000 schoolchildren are able to securely eat lunch in this tough region, situated in the heart of a jungle recently in the hands of the FARC. Their meals are free, diversified and cooked on site with fresh produce purchased from local small farmers. As a result of the success of our cooperation in organizing local and sustainable supplies, an implementation guide has been developed and distributed by WFP in their agencies and to the governments of different countries, including Armenia, Guinea, Honduras, Namibia and Niger.