In June-July 2022 PIMD provided funds to 15 schools to cover the cost of providing a nutritious meal per day for every student for a month. This action was taken in response to the economic crisis in the country which has meant that Government funding for the school nutrition program had either ceased or declined in value due to rampant inflation. Teachers told us that students were coming to school hungry and in some cases starving. Because our funds went directly to schools and then into local communities, the cost was one-third of much larger donor-led programs channelled from overseas and through Colombo. Thank you to our supporters who donated to this appeal.