Food and Nutrition

Food and Nutrition

What We Do

JAM serves more than 1 million beneficiaries daily through food and nutrition assistance. The majority of those served is through our school feeding programs which provide sufficient nutrition to ensure successful development both physically and scholastically.

JAM also conducts malnutrition screening and assists in the operation of malnutrition clinics, as well as implementing community agriculture initiatives to improve crop production, diversify diets and increase self-sustainability.


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“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 5 African countries.

Mozambique

  • School Feeding beneficiaries in the four Mozambican provinces of Gaza, Inhambane, Sofala and Manica receive food every school day.
  • JAM’s programs in Mozambique have evidently promoted school enrolment, retention, and regular attendance.

South Africa

  • 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 centers.
  • The program is concentrated in three provinces: Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal and Eastern Cape.
  • JAM currently reaches over 30 000 beneficiaries (0-6-year-olds).

Angola

  • 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 program also reaches malnutrition hospitals and clinics in Benguela Province where JAM provides life saving F75 and F100 therapeutic milks and CSB for child patients.

South Sudan

In various South Sudanese Counties spread across the states of Jonglei and Warrap, JAM operates as the World Food Program (WFP)’s second biggest implementing partner in the country under various programs:

  • 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 Program (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.