Whole Kids and Plan International to deliver 500,000 nutritious breakfasts for children in Cambodia.
Plan International Australia, one of the world’s oldest child rights organisations, has partnered with Whole Kids, the award-winning Australian organic food company, to give children in Cambodia a healthy breakfast in 2017.
With the shared belief in creating a healthier and happier world for all children, Whole Kids and Plan International aim to deliver 500,000 nourishing meals of rice and protein, food rations to take home, and cash to ease the strain on families.
In Cambodia, 40 per cent of children under five-years-old are chronically malnourished and a mere 45 per cent of kids finish primary school. Around 66 million young children go to school hungry in the developing world.
“It’s been drummed into us since we were little that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. For children in Cambodia, a nutritious start can be the difference between staying in school or dropping out altogether,” Ian Wishart, CEO of Plan International Australia, said.
Plan International’s Cambodia school feeding program has been in operation since 2011. Due to the project’s success at keeping disadvantaged children in school, the Cambodian Government is now planning to replicate this initiative across the whole country.
“All kids deserve the very best start in life. When you stock your kids’ lunch boxes with nourishing Whole Kids snacks, you’ll help provide kids in Cambodia with a wholesome breakfast so they can learn, play and grow up happy and healthy,” Monica Meldrum, CEO and co-founder of Whole Kids, said.
A portion of every purchase from Whole Kids’ organic and allergy-friendly range goes towards funding Plan International’s Cambodia school feeding program. For a limited time until 30 January 2017, Coles supermarkets is offering 25% off the price of all Whole Kids products.
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