Recently Grant and Trinity accompanied us to a nearby school (Torbeck) to see a Haiti lunch program in motion. One of their first comments was, “No one in the U.S. would be content eating the same thing every day like this!” The kids we saw were not only content with their school lunch, there was not one piece of evidence left that there WAS any lunch! Contrast that with the times we ate with Ohio 1st graders and saw almost entire lunches get tossed into the garbage!
World Relief currently supports four MEBSH school lunch programs in fairly close proximity to the Child Care office, and many other school directors are begging for this as well. The children we observed waited patiently until everyone was served, sat through a prayer and then thankfully finished off everything on their plate. It touches us every time we see this.
We also recently visited the local MEBSH elementary school in Simon which feeds 265 students every day. The cost for each student is $16 per year. Over and over you hear how thankful the administration and kids are for the food — the same meal every day, every week, every year!