I was telling my sister how hard it is to teach hungry children anything, how useless one feels when children can’t concentratee because they did not have breakfast. Makes you feel good that there are still people who find the time to volunteer in School Feeding Programs such as:

I don’t know why the massacre post from freakonomics lead to a post on school feeding programs, but the thing is It is hard to think with an empty stomach so if we really want to make an impact we must think of the whole problem of poverty not as separate things like education, hunger, lack of social mobility but as an interconnected net of conditions that create a somewhat insurmountable barrier, for probably everyone save for people with extraordinary luck and maybe skill.

old research in impact of School Feeding Program in the Philippines

PS I’d gladly add other companies to this list just email me.