food for thought

We donate a FREE School Meal in India for every pack of Holy Cow! Curry Sauce (250g) sold in the U.K. or Germany.


1 Pack = 1 Free School Meal

A school meal is something that most of us take for granted for our children. But for India’s urban poor, a regular Free School Meal means that they are more likely to be enrolled in school, rather than the alternative to be sent to work.

What Does a Free School Meal Mean?

A free school meal also means that children are then more likely to stay in school, receive an education, and have better job prospects at the end of it. Case studies have shown than not only does the child benefit greatly, but their families can be pulled out of the poverty cycle in the long run.

Since 2015, Holy Cow! has donated more than 187,000 meals.

This is done in partnership with the Government of India through their mid-day meals provider. The Government of India match funds our donation to make up a FREE school meal.

We provide a different menu every day to keep the children guessing what they will be eating for lunch. This approach further encourages them to attend school, keeps the meals interesting and means that we can give our beneficiaries a variety of healthy, nourishing dishes that they would very likely not receive at home. The nutritional content of all the food we provide is rigorously tested to ensure that we are fully meeting the needs of the children we reach.

Free School Meals in Action – Case Study

Aashish is a grade six student at Vadalipura Prathmik (Primary) School in Vadodara, Gujarat. His father is a farm labourer and struggles to earn enough money to feed his family. Aashish helps his father at the farm in his free time, as well as with work at home. Because he comes from a family unable to meet his nutritional needs due to their financial situation, Aashish would normally have to go out to work in exchange for food. However, thanks to your purchases of Holy Cow! Curry Sauces in the U.K. , Aashish and his fellow pupils all receive a hot, nourishing and life changing school lunch every day through our Food For Thought Programme.