Haiti has changed from a net exporter of food to an importer of food. 76% of food is now imported into Haiti. Costs for everyday items are skyrocketing. Cost of food has doubled. Fuel has increased significantly. Due to the increase in cost, a hot lunch at school is no longer guaranteed.
Monthly cost for a hot school lunch is $9,000. OFCB prepares approximately 2,200 meals per day times 20 school days per month result in 44,000 meals being prepared. That averages out to less than 21 cents per meal.
Read more about the food shortage in Bayonnais in our November Challenge Newsletter