Will the prices go up to pay for this?
Absolutely not – We are committed to providing great value for our customers and adding value to the communities in which we operate.
How will you pay for this?
We’ll make less profit – this is a long term commitment that we are building into our business plans.
India is where our business was founded – our parent company, VGL, has been in gemstone sourcing and cutting for 35 years, so it makes sense for us to start in our founding community Other communities will follow across the world in which we operate.
Why School children?
The programme started on 1st January 2015. Often the meals that we are providing are the only hot, healthy meal these children will eat all day A hot meal is an incentive for parents to send their children to school rather than out to work, eventually improving their long term health and work prospects The strong link between children’s learning, productivity and nutrition means we are truly able to influence the future potential of these children and the communities in which they live.
Are these just packet/ready meals?
We’re working with partners to provide hot, nutritionally balanced fresh meals cooked from scratch and delivered direct to the school’s door – so no teachers or children will sacrifice learning time to prepare the food.