How A 25 Cent Meal Provides Nutrition, Education, and Opportunity


The second sustainable development goal, as proclaimed by the UN, is to “end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture.”

And at B1G1, we have a network of extremely high-impact, food-related projects that work towards solving worldwide hunger every day. But today we wanted to highlight one that is truly exceptional, one that we had the opportunity to visit on this year’s study tour in Mumbai: Midday Meals.

Midday Meals provides 1.2 million kids throughout India with daily hot, high-protein vegetarian meals at a cost of just 25 cents per meal. And they do this with just 20 kitchens throughout the country!

B1G1 study tour participants got a full tour of the kitchen, and also had a chance to meet and serve the students, and even try the meal for themselves. It was an incredibly immersive experience, one that will stay with them for years to come.

“It’s incredible,” said B1G1 business member Cathy Fyffe. “Just the process and how many meals are processed with such a small space, but also the simplicity of the technique.”

The meal does so much more than just provide the kids with much needed nutrition though. It gets kids to go to school, and while they may come for the meal, they also receive an education and an opportunity for a real future to boot.

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About Tracy Oppenheimer

Tracy joined B1G1 at the beginning of 2016 to oversee creative content, and produce videos to showcase the amazing things B1G1 & its partners are doing. She shoots and edits, but is first and foremost a storyteller. So she'll also be writing, handling social media, and making it impossible for you not to want to get more involved!

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