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We are eradicating childhood hunger in Africa, one school meal at a time.

At Food for Education (F4E), we believe no child should have to learn on an empty stomach.

  • For every $1 invested in school feeding, there is a $9 return.
  • We have served over 31 million hot, affordable, nutritious school meals to some of the poorest children in Kenya since our inception.
  • We work in partnership with parents, philanthropy, and government as co-financiers to create scalability and sustainability of our program.

500 Million

primary school aged children in Africa.


of the world’s stunted children live in Africa.

We provide subsidized nutritious meals to primary school children to improve nutrition education outcomes.

1 in 4 Kenyan children are stunted due to chronic undernutrition

Hungry kids cannot learn or grow

Our Solution

Fresh food directly sourced from local farmers.

High quality food is prepared in a central kitchen as per internationally recognised food safety standards.

Nutritious, subsidized meals are delivered to students, using cutting-edge technology.

Our Impact

Over 31,000,000 meals delivered that have led to improved nutrition, school attendance, performance and higher high school transition rates.

By sourcing food directly from farmers, we are boosting local markets

We are using technology, smart supply chain, operations and logistics to design a sustainable way to deliver high quality nutritious meals.

These are the men and women who make make it all possible.


Tap2Eat is a digital mobile platform that uses cutting edge FinTech to enable public primary school children access nutritious food for education.

Parents pay for subsidized school lunches using mobile money (which has near 100% penetration in Kenya). The amount is credited to a virtual wallet linked to an “NFC-technology” enabled smart wristband, which students use to then ‘tap to eat’ in under 5 seconds.

Get Involved

Donate via MPESA Paybill 596428 A/C: Donation

To donate through a Donor-Advised Fund, click here.


Food4Education – FAQ

How can I volunteer?

Would you like to sponsor a child, children, or even an entire school? Please contact for more information!

How can a school benefit from your programme?

While our ultimate goal is to provide nutritious lunch meals to all public primary schools in Kenya, we are currently serving Kiambu, Nairobi, Kisumu, Mombasa, and Murang’a Counties. Our North Star is to feed 1 million children in 50% of Kenya’s counties through a scalable, cost-efficient, and regionally distributed model for school feeding.

How can I make a donation?

You can make a donation here. Thank you for your support!

Can I make a food donation?

Yes! Please reach us on on how you can donate!

What is Dishi na County?

Dishi na County is a partnership between Nairobi City County and the Ministry of Education executed by Food For Education Foundation. The program will ensure the provision of a nutritionally balanced, hot meal in every school day for all children in public primary schools and public Early Childhood Development (ECD) centers in Nairobi City County.

Dishi Na County – FAQ

1. How will the Dishi na County School feeding program be financed?

The Dishi na County School feeding program will be co-funded by the National Government of Kenya, Nairobi City County, Food for Education, and parents. The parents will pay KES 5 only for each learner per daily meal.

2. How can I register for the Dishi na County school feeding program?

Dishi na County registration forms will be made available in Nairobi public primary and ECD schools. Every child will take home a Dishi na County feeding program registration form. Fill in the form and give it back to the child to take to school for enrollment on Tap2Eat. Should you not receive a registration form, kindly visit the school where your child attends for assistance by the Tap2Eat team.

3. What is Tap2Eat?

Tap2Eat is a cashless payment system that makes it easy for parents to financially contribute towards meals for children. You can contribute as little as KES 5 every day via MPESA.

4. What is my Tap2Eat account number?

Your Tap2Eat account number is your registered phone number (Safaricom) that you used to register for Dishi na County.

5. What is a Tap2Eat Wristband?

A Tap2Eat Wristband is a device that looks like a watch that is given to the children to wear on their wrist. It is used to deduct meal payments during each feeding time. Children tap their watch on a device, the KES 5 is deducted from their account, and they can access their meals.

6. How does my child get a Tap2Eat wristband?

Your child’s first Tap2Eat Wristband is provided to them in school at no cost upon registration.

7. What happens when my child loses her/his Tap2Eat wristband?

Report any lost Tap2Eat wristband to Tap2Eat representatives in your child’s  school. You can reach out to the Tap2Eat customer experience team through 0713379230 for a replacement.

8.How do I view my Tap2Eat account details?

Dial *648# on your registered number to view the children registered under your account and your account balance.

9. How can I make payments or top-up my Tap2Eat account?

To top-up your account

  • Go to Mpesa – Lipa na Mpesa – Select paybill – Business number 956781Account number –  Tap2Eat account number – Input the Amount – Input Pin – Confirm transaction.

You will receive a confirmation message that shows that your money has been deposited into the Food for Education Foundation paybill.

10. How much can I top up in my account?

The minimum amount to top up your account is KES 5 per child per meal. Depending on the number of children you have in a school with Dishi na County program, you can top up for weekly, monthly, or termly meals. You can make payments at any time of the day.

11. Can I send my child with the lunch money or Tap2Eat wristband replacement payment to school?

No. Dishi na County program does not accept any cash payments for Tap2Eat wristband  replacements and/or food.

12. Where can I present my feedback or queries on meals, Tap2Eat wristband, payment issue etc?

You can reach out to the Tap2Eat customer experience team through 0713379230.

13. How can I sponsor a child?

To sponsor a child, kindly liaise with the Tap2Eat customer experience team through 0713379230, for more information.

Thanks to the amazing support of our partner foundations, 100% of all individual donations are tax deductible and go directly to sourcing ingredients from farmers, preparing meals, and feeding children. Food for Education is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, EIN 88-0664918.