As its name implies, the program feeds children who would otherwise walk miles on empty stomachs to get to school. “There is nothing more disorienting and distracting than an empty stomach. You can’t learn if you’re hungry, our brain needs a regular supply of glucose and if it doesn’t get it the blood sugars start to drop and you won’t be able to concentrate,” said Manna Dabholkar, CEO GIFT Global Initiative.
The Full Tummy, Filled Minds Program feeds about 1200 empty tummies a month. Your donation of just $20/- a month can feed 1 child about 200 times. If you average 4 nutritious meals a day, that is about 2 month supply of food for a child in some of the poorest areas of our planet.