Join theFEED

$10 feeds a child for a nutritious meal each school day for a month
$15 brings a family an essential dry food pack for a month

Your Donations at Work

Why Food?

Food is a basic human right

Food is the most basic need for survival. There is more than enough food produced in the world to feed everyone. Still, 1 in 10 of the world’s population is hungry.

Nutrition matters

Thrive fills the nutrition gap. The children we support face significant micronutrient deficiencies that can lead to delayed brain and muscle development. Our meals provide 50% of a child’s daily nutritional needs.

Daily Menu

Every school day, each child receives a hard-boiled egg or
a handful of nuts, a seasonal fruit or vegetable, and our
signature banana. We serve milk once a week.

We work with Direct Fresh, open markets and local vendors, and
in-kind farmers and businesses to keep our prices down
and quality high. Our meals cost .50 per child.


Contain manganese, vitamin B6, C, A, fiber, potassium, iron, and biotin. Benefit the heart, digestion, energy, bone strength, brainpower, and vision.


Brain developers. Packed with iron, protein, good fats, 9 essential amino acids, vitamins A, D, E, B12, omega-3’s, and choline.


Rich source of calcium, bones, and teeth. Packed with protein to give energy and build and repair muscles. A source of phosphorous, potassium, vitamin D, B12, A, B2, and niacin.


The “perfect” health food. A good source of beta carotene, fiber, vitamin K1, potassium, and antioxidants. They are linked with eye health, reducing cholesterol, and as a cancer-fighter.


An excellent source of vitamin C, which is vital for a proper healthy immune system. They are good for fighting colds, preventing ear infections, and lower the risk of cancer.


Contain manganese, vitamin B6, C, A. fiber, potassium, iron, and biotin. Benefit the heart, digestion, energy, bone strength, brain power, and vision.

Where we work

Over 66 million children attend classes every day hungry

We partner with schools and communities to deliver healthy food to children who need it most.
We feed over 12,000 children each week and have an immediate wait-list of over 2,500 children and millions more who face daily hunger.

Countries we serve

Who we are

Millions of children start their school day hungry.

Thrive was founded by three moms. When these expats arrived in Bangladesh in 2012, they saw a city full of hungry children and knew they had to do something. They asked the schools in the urban slums what they needed most, and the resounding response was food.

The moms replied with a promise of a banana to 250 children that has grown into the delivery of more than 12,000 nutritional meals a week to school children in Bangladesh and the Philippines.

While Thrive began as an expat start-up, it’s growth springs from the generous commitment of local and international supporters.

Our aim is to give schoolchildren the best start to their day and their future; brain fuel!

Thrive Community

Our Core Values

Power to the WE: The WE is stronger and mightier than the I.
WE value our uniqueness and grow through equality. WE fight
against hunger; together, we will win.

We keep PROMISES: We show up. We persist. We try, fail, and
get back up, again and again. We press forward—because we
believe in what we do and how we do it matters.

We seek SIMPLICITY: We avoid complicated. We require direct
and honest communication. Above all, we stick to our mission
to feed hungry kids.

We are TRANSPARENT: What you see is what you get. We share
what we do and how we do it. We cherish your trust.

We exist OUTSIDE THE BOX and power our mission from a
place of creative problem solving, and a can-do attitude. We
relish ideas from ALL to FEED MORE.

Get Involved

Join the Thrive community in changing the lives of children with healthy food.

Join theFEED

Become a monthly donor.

Sponsor a school or community

Invite your family, friends, and colleagues to join.

Get your company or school involved

Grab a kit for ideas for how to jump in!

You can do just about anything to raise funds to feed a child.

From fundraising to campaigning, there are heaps of ways
ANYONE can make a difference. Thrive, thrives because of YOU.

You host game nights, poetry slams, and kickball tournaments all
with the same end-goal; feed more hungry kids.

In lieu of birthday gifts

Meal a mile

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