Child Nutrition Program
All new Working Boys' Center members enter the program from conditions of extreme poverty. The majority lack safe drinking water and adequate nutrition. The WBC's Child Nutrition Program operates in three parts: 1) a daily meal program, 2) a child supplementary nutrition program and 3) the Drop of Milk program. The daily meal program provides each child with three balanced meals per day, six days per week, 52 weeks per year.
According to the World Health Organization, child malnutrition is the single biggest cause of under-five mortality due to susceptibility to infections and slow recovery from illness. The effects of chronic childhood malnutrition are irreversible. To combat varying stages of child malnutrition, the WBC provides a targeted child supplementary nutrition program for children ages six and under. Along with the daily meals, the WBC provides two supplementary snacks and a milk program to around 250 children.
A nutrition outreach program that the WBC runs is the Drop of Milk program which provides free milk and medical care to children ages three and under who are underweight for their age. Local hospitals and clinics provide referrals to the program and it is open to the general public. Currently, it provides 65 children with medical care and with three liters of milk apiece every week.
Sponsorship opportunities include:
$8,190 - sponsorship includes the purchase of all supplementary nutrition snacks provided to WBC children ages six and under two times per day for one year.
$6,920 - sponsorship includes the purchase of milk provided to all WBC chidlren ages six and under and all children served by the Drop of Milk program.
$15,110 - sponsorship underwrites the purchase of all snacks and milk provided through the Child Nutrition Program for one year.
For more information on sponsorship of the child nutrition program, please contact Patricia Jessup at 414-534-8285 or by clicking here.