Feeding Ministry

Terry serving lunchAll of the children in our area come to school hungry. ACM works together with schools to provide a nutritious lunch to thousands of children each school day.  For many of these children this is the only adequate meal they receive each day. Preschool age children and nursing mothers are also welcome to eat lunch at the schools included in the feeding ministry. In 2012 the ministry provided 484,495 meals through our feeding programs in Uganda and Kenya.

Lunch at Ekitangaala Primary School

We have been able to keep the cost of each meal down to just a few cents by growing some of the crops to supplement the feeding ministry. An elected Parent’s Committee at each school manages the operation and accountability of the feeding ministry. They also oversee and work in school gardens to grow fresh green vegetables for the school lunches.

bean crop

The students work in the gardens every other Saturday to assist in the planting, weeding and harvesting of crops.

ACM builds the school kitchen, providing the cement and original supply of pots, bowls and other kitchen equipment. The students’ parents help with the labor and natural materials, such as sand.

Cooking Lunch

We provide maize (corn) and beans. They add the greens and hire the cooks. In this way the feeding ministry becomes a partnership for the benefit of the children, not a handout.

Feeding hungry children is one of the most important ministries of ACM, and yet one of the most cost-effective! Learn more about how you can feed children for just pennies a day! »click here