We started The Munch Club in order to tackle a serious problem that so many schools are facing – the fact that many children are arriving at school hungry. They’ve often traveled long distances to attend classes and often have no lunch with them. Many kids qualify for free school lunches – but lots of schools simply don’t have the budget or the resource to provide them.
How can a child learn on an empty stomach? That’s where The Munch Club comes in, creating an opportunity for people to sponsor a child to join a healthy feeding scheme.
The Munch Club is our food program for schools. It’s designed to feed young minds and bellies with healthy food, whilst reducing the pressure on strained school resources. When we adopt a school onto The Munch Club, we deliver homemade, yummy soup, pap or briyani along with freshly baked bread rolls in time for morning break.
Then our team of volunteers serve the students and clean up afterwards. We also provide schools with fresh food for the teachers to serve themselves, where they have the resource to do so.
We also learned from some teachers that there is a huge stigma attached to the concept of free meals – many learners are simply too embarrassed to eat a ‘free’ lunch as they are teased by their peers. The Munch Club helps to tackle this stigma by making lunchtimes fun again – we’ve created a light and jolly environment where the learners are excited and happy to come and eat with our team.
Our projects are a commitment from us to the school – The Munch Club is reliable and dependable and never lets the school or the learners down.
Together with Exact Clothing, we serve the kids at Valley Primary School a fresh nutritious meal 5 days a week.
Every Friday, we arrive with a pot of freshly prepared soup at Ruyterwacht Preparatory.
Our newest addition to The Munch Club is De Waveren, where we provide 500 delicious meals every week.
We’re on a mission to expand The Munch Club – and we need your help. We want to provide our three current schools with food every day of the week, along with expanding so we can reach more learners. We have a long list of schools on our waiting list – all in desperate need of support.
Are you or your company are interested in sponsoring a school to join The Munch Club? We can provide details of schools in real need, or you may have a school in your community already in mind. Find out more about sponsoring a school today.
If you’re looking for volunteer work in Cape Town with children, then apply to join The Munch Club team. Of all the places to volunteer in Cape Town, this one is pretty special – you’ll be helping to provide a much needed service to our youth in a fun environment.
The safety of the learners is very important and we have a duty to ensure they’re in safe hands, so you will need to register first. It’s a very simple process – email us now for a copy of the registration form. You’ll also need to submit a copy of your ID.
It doesn’t cost much to feed one of our students a healthy, tasty meal. In fact, it costs just R10 per day. You can sponsor a child now and feed them for a day, a week, a term or even a year – any amount to suit your budget.
Our menus are varied and include things like banana porridge with milk, freshly made soup with sesame rolls and veg briyani.
Please make a donation now to make a real difference to a child’s education. R10 is all it takes.