The school feeding program was established to ensure that children remained in school during the times of the year when food isn’t as readily available. If children don’t get enough to eat at home, they are much less likely to go to school. The community contributes corn during the months when it is more readily available, and Joy to the World coordinates the distribution of nsima (the local dish made from corn meal) to the school children during the part of the year when food is scarce.