With less than a week to go until the arrival of Baby Sussex, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex asked fans to consider supporting various charity organisations close to their heart, in lieu of sending gifts to them personally.
“Whether a $5 donation, £1000 contribution, offering to volunteer, or spreading the word – you’ve played your part. And on behalf of The Duke and Duchess (and Baby Sussex), we thank you so much.”
Meghan Markle confirmed that the Lunch Box Fund will now be able to provide a minimum of 100 000 hot meals to “children in dire need across South Africa.”
The LunchBox Fund began 14 years ago by feeding 100 children in Soweto. Over the years, it has expanded to provide hot meals daily to more than 26 000 orphaned and vulnerable children in South Africa.
Today, The LunchBox Fund operates in all nine provinces. They serve approximately 27 000 children per day, and have provided more than 20m meals since the organisation’s inception.
In 2018, 5m fortified meals were provided. A donation of R600 can provide one student with meals for a year.
Donations for Baby Sussex
In addition to the LunchBox Fund, the Little Village received additional monthly donors and received a surge in volunteer applications. Well Child will be able to provide an extra 300 hours of specialist care.
Baby2Baby received more than 5 000 products including cribs, books, backpacks and diapers. These will be distributed to children and parents in need. Any monetary contributions received will be used to increase their reach.