MARIE CARES

The Lunch­box Fund helps feed lo­cal learn­ers

Marie Claire (South Africa) - - CONTENTS - WORDS SARAH KOOP­MAN

This year, for the eighth in­stal­ment of the an­nual Marie Claire Naked is­sue,36 of South Africa’s prom­i­nent mu­si­cians, co­me­di­ans, en­ter­tain­ers and chefs joined us in rais­ing aware­ness and funds for The Lunch­box Fund, a lo­cal char­ity that aims to feed the mil­lions of chil­dren who go to school with­out food to eat. For the ma­jor­ity of these chil­dren, the meal they re­ceive at school, pro­vided by the NGO, is their only one for the day. The scheme is aimed at en­cour­ag­ing school at­ten­dance and thus nur­tur­ing healthy bod­ies and minds. Marie Claire and of­fi­cial beauty part­ner for the Naked is­sue, El­iz­a­beth Ar­den, along with some of the celebrity cam­paign par­tic­i­pants, treated learn­ers from HA Jack Pri­mary School in High­lands North, Jo­han­nes­burg to a fun day out at Peach Café on Camde­boo Farm near Four­ways. The day was filled with hands-on ac­tiv­i­ties in­clud­ing learn­ing about farm­ing, feed­ing the sheep and geese, plant­ing seeds in pots to take home, mak­ing piz­zas, face paint­ing and bal­loon modelling. Each child re­ceived a goodie bag to take away. It was the per­fect way for the celebri­ties who had al­ready raised aware­ness for The Lunch­box Fund to spend some time with the chil­dren who ben­e­fit from their ef­forts – and it brought smiles to ev­ery­one’s faces.

Clock­wise from above left Chad Saai­mon and Cather­ine Bolton join the chil­dren on a walk; MC, The Lunch­box Fund, El­iz­a­beth Ar­den, celebrity par­tic­i­pants of our Naked cam­paign and guests join the chil­dren for a fun day out; the team take a walk through the farm; rolling pizza dough; face paint­ing; plant­ing in the gar­den; ac­tress Za­keeya Pa­tel; El­iz­a­beth Ar­den’s se­nior make-up artist Gina My­ers and Africa Brand Am­bas­sador, Ade­ola Ariyo.

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