Noble Foods have been proudly working with the charity Fisherman’s Rest in Malawi since 2012 to provide food, education and to inspire a new generation of Malawian children to forge their own paths and generate much needed income.
Steve Horton, our former Marketing Director introduced the Noble Foods ‘Malawi Saving Lives’ program in 2012. Sadly Steve lost his battle to cancer in 2017. We have continued to work with Fisherman’s Rest in his memory to achieve his vision. Noble’s Food for School Program allows us to feed breakfast to over 1,700 children everyday throughout five schools across the region. This for most of the children still remains their only meal of the day; however we have found that the nutritional content in the porridge has improved their health, wellbeing and therefore ability to learn.
Over the last few years we have developed two rural schools and have been fundraising further to build the first and only secondary school in Chimbavi. As a business we are delighted to advise that we have raised £150,074.
The “Horton Community District Secondary School (CDSS) ” opened its doors to is first 50 children on the 1st October 2019 and will welcome more children in the coming months to provide a resource for higher education.
This would not have been possible without our teams hard work and the generosity of our suppliers, industry contacts and local communities who have organised and funded silent charity auctions, Christmas raffles, car washes, dinners, birthday and anniversary donations, bake sales and challenging treks including the Yorkshire Three Peaks, The National Three peaks and 100k Jurassic Walk in under 24 hours which raised over £7,500.
Our schools have been fully equipped with an ever-growing library of books which are utilised every day, kitchens and an IT suite for seniors. None of which would have been achievable nor sustainable without the assistance of some of our benefactors, Noble Foods staff and their families, Steve Horton’s family and friends, Huhtamaki, MOBA, Hartmann, Linde and many more.
We have also developed a hen husbandry educational programme in which Noble Foods provided pullets to our schools and local communities to give the children hands-on-experience on rearing, cleanliness, feeding and medical guidance. We feel it is vital that the community and children are given opportunities to create a sustainable enterprise for food and income for generations to come.
Noble Foods are proud to continue to support the work of Fisherman’s Rest, thereby continuing the legacy of creating new opportunities for the children and communities of Malawi.