Feeding a child works miracles

JAM witnesses heartbreaking situations in Africa. We work in communities that suffer from severe hunger and malnutrition, both of a result of the poverty that afflicts millions. Hunger and malnutrition are the major cause of death for children and are a major barrier to gaining an education. JAM was borne out of a devastating famine caused by civil war that placed nearly four million Mozambicans at risk of starvation in 1984.

Thirty years later, JAM’s Nutritional Feeding programmes have developed to provide not only relief from starvation to impoverished Africans, but innovative interventions to promote education, social and economic development.

JAM serves a million bowls of super cereal to beneficiaries in Angola, South Africa, South Sudan and Mozambique. Our school feeding programmes are primarily focused on young children 一 enabling us to improve the wellbeing of each child, while promoting education.

1 million+ beneficiaries served daily

Programme Objectives

"Malnutrition caused by extreme hunger, both consequences of poverty, continues to be the biggest killer of children in Africa with more children dying of hunger than AIDS, Malaria and TB combined." - World Food Program [WFP]

JAM feeds 1.1 million beneficiaries daily in 4 African countries.

  • Nutritional Feeding is concentrated in the province of Benguela.
  • School children receive a nutritious Corn Soya Blend (CSB) each school day, which ensures that children are well nourished enough to concentrate on their schooling.
  • The programme also reaches malnutrition hospitals and clinics in Benguela Province where JAM provides life saving F75 and F100 therapeutic milks and CSB for child patients.

  • School Feeding beneficiaries in the four Mozambican provinces of Gaza, Inhambane, Sofala and Manica receive food every school day.
  • JAM’s programmes in Mozambique have evidently promoted school enrolment, retention, and regular attendance.
  • In various South Sudanese Counties spread across the states of Jonglei and Warrap, JAM operates as the World Food Programme (WFP)’s second biggest implementing partner in the country under various programmes:

  • Food For Education (FFE): school children receive meals schools daily.
  • General Food Distribution (GFD): general food parcels to households, which targets Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and families struggling with food insecurity.
  • Blanket Supplementary Feeding Programme (BSFP): aims to reduce acute malnutrition among children (6 – 35 months). JAM is working with Community Nutrition Volunteers (CNVs) who receive food rations for 12 working days as an incentive to help deliver this project.
  • Food For Assets (FFA): The strategic objective of FFA is to restore and rebuild lives and livelihoods in post-conflict situation through quick creation of productive assets to enhance resilience of the targeted community to future shocks.
  • JAM supports Early Childhood Development (ECD) in South Africa’s vulnerable communities by providing a nutritious porridge every school day to children at JAM-supported ECD centres.
  • The programme is concentrated in three provinces: Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal and Eastern Cape.
  • JAM currently reaches over 30 000 beneficiaries (0-6-year-olds).
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