Project: School Lunch Program
Objective: To provide a hot meal every school day to each student
Started: Fall 2001
Cost: 29,767 gourdes (US$742) monthly for food and transport; 7,500 gourdes (US$187.50) monthly for salaries of cooks
Status: Ongoing, funding needed
Since 2001, the Vassar Haiti Project has funded a basic lunch program providing a hot meal of rice and beans to each of the students at Ecole St. Paul de Chermaitre. In March 2012, the Vassar Haiti Project team observed rising rates of malnutrition amongst students and now seeks to enhance daily meals to better meet growing children’s nutritional needs.