The meals from our “Souper Bowl of Caring” event on Feb. 7, 2016 were shipped in a container totaling 282,312 meals from a Richmond, Va. Stop Hunger Now warehouse to Highlands Friends of Haiti, whose school lunch feeding program reaches more than 2,500 needy school children at the LaPleiade School and 7 other rural schools in the area of Cange, Haiti
Founded in 1995 in connection with Zanmi Lasante (Partners in Health), La Pleiade has been faithfully serving to better the lives of children in rural Haiti, along with the network of other rural schools. This feeding program furthers the goals of the schools as these meals have both a short and long term effect on the community, schools, and on both the students and their families. When students are hungry, grades suffer. With meals, health improves, grades improve, and school attendance improves. A hot meal at school is often the only food these students will receive.
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