School Meals
6 May 2015

Nearly 85 million children in Latin America and the Caribbean receive a daily breakfast, snack or lunch at their schools. This is made possible with an estimated annual investment of $4.3 billion, primarily funded from government budgets.The World Food Programme (WFP) has over 50 years of experience in school feeding (SF) and was one of the first partners of many governments in the region in the introduction, implementation and expansion of school feeding programmes.

WFP Publication
19 February 2015
School Meals
10 September 2009

El Salvador represents a successful handover experience. Innovative interim funding solutions, a well-planned transition, and the strong presence in the policy framework, laid the foundations for a gradual takeover process, which allowed the programme to be fully funded and implemented by the government in 2008.