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School Lunch — Haitian Style!

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Sampling the best rice and beans yet!

These eager food samplers decided this was the best rice and beans yet!

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.

An expertly managed fire, float some hot peppers in there for flavor and it soon smells great!

An expertly managed fire, float some hot peppers in there for flavor and it soon smells great!

The perfect water to rice ratio produces fluffy rice!

The perfect water to rice ratio produces fluffy rice!

Hot and nutritious -- the ideal Haitian school lunch!

Hot and nutritious — the ideal Haitian school lunch!

Proper hygiene before meals!

Proper hygiene before meals!

Making a few little friends!

Making a few little friends!

Being thankful for today's lunch!

Being thankful for today’s lunch!

Thank You Jesus for my food!

Thank You Jesus for my food!

God cares for me!

God cares for me!

Be content with such things as ye have!

Be content with such things as ye have!

(A little note to Rittman/Smithville: recognize those white things?)

(A note to Rittman/Smithville: recognize those white things?)

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!

This is a mountain of rice to make every day!

This is a mountain of rice to make every day!

Everywhere you see such thankfulness for the food!

Everywhere you see such thankfulness for the food!

Thank you for helping us in Haiti!

Thank you for helping us in Haiti!

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Author: Mike + Susie

Missionaries in Les Cayes Haiti

2 thoughts on “School Lunch — Haitian Style!

  1. Love all these pictures! What a good reminder to be thankful in all things. Can’t wait to see you come summer!

  2. Loved the post. I too ate lunch with Ohio 1st graders this year and was totally heartbroken at the food that was thrown away. Sometimes it was almost the entire tray of food, sometimes a sandwich that their mom had packed. I just came home and prayed, not even knowing what to do about this.

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