With Prince Harry and Meghan's help this South African charity will provide 152 000 meals to children in need

2019-09-20 12:48
 
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Cape Town – Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will visit various charities when they land in SA on Monday, one of which will be The Lunchbox Fund.

While not much is known about the royal engagement that will see them travel to Monwabisi beach, we do know the duke and duchess will make the stop next week.

Since choosing The Lunchbox Fund – the US and South Africa-based charity dedicated to feeding school children in some of the most impoverished regions of South Africa – as one of four charities to receive support from their campaigning, they’ve received a considerable amount of donations.

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are so grateful for the well wishes in anticipation of their first born. Today we introduce you to one of four charities the couple has asked that you consider supporting in lieu of sending gifts. Please meet The Lunchbox Fund:@thelunchboxfund provides a nutritious daily school meal to children in South Africa who would otherwise go hungry. Since its inception, @thelunchboxfund has provided over 20 million meals to school children in need. This meal encourages children to attend school and enables them to better concentrate and maximise their learning potential. As President and Vice President of The Queens Commonwealth Trust, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are committed to supporting the children and communities of the 53 commonwealth countries around the world. For those members of the public who have graciously asked to send baby gifts for the couple’s upcoming arrival, they ask that instead, you consider lending your support to @thelunchboxfund or the other 3 charities we will be sharing on our page Thank you for your kindness! Photos courtesy of: @thelunchboxfund

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle posted an update soon after saying at the time, the organisation would be able to provide a minimum of 100 000 additional meals to children in South Africa. But in a recent press release, The Lunchbox Fund announced they received over $31 000 (R458 280) from generous donors around the world, which means they will be able to provide an additional 152 000 school lunches to 758 needy children.

We can’t wait to see what else Prince Harry and Meghan Markle do when they visit South Africa.

The Duke and Duchess let us in on some of their plans, with the special message on Instagram, "We look forward to seeing you soon!"

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