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It's Lunchtime at Holy Cross!

The lunch program at Holy Cross is unique for Ambergris Caye.  Most schools dismiss for 90 minutes and the children roam about town. HCAS students have access to a hot lunch every day without leaving campus. For some students, this may be the only meal they receive for the day.  The kitchen at Holy Cross is staffed by five local woman, most who either have children attending the school or whose children graduated from Holy Cross. These women take great pride in providing nutritionally balanced meals to the more than 400 students. However, obtaining meal components can be expensive due to the fact that the school is on an island and everything must come from mainland Belize on a barge.

Sponsor the feeding program through a donation drive, by writing a grant application, or helping to find a means to less expensive food for the school. A gift of just $25 a month feeds a child for one school year. Recurring donation options are available on this site’s donation page.