Integrated School Feeding

Since 2001, Project Concern International, a Global Communities Partner (PCI) has served as a continual USDA partner and has implemented a total of 16 McGovern-Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition (McGovernDole) and three Local and Regional Procurement (LRP) programs, reaching over 1 million students. PCI’s integrated school feeding approach focuses on mobilizing and developing the capacities of local communities and governments to improve students’ literacy outcomes, increase the use of health, dietary and nutrition practices, and transition school feeding to locally owned, sustainable school meal programs. With almost two decades of implementing McGovern-Dole and LRP programs in Bolivia, Nicaragua, Guatemala, and Tanzania, PCI has created and refined its tools and approaches to achieve lasting impact of these integrated school feeding programs.