The government's Ghana School Feeding Programme (GSFP) was piloted in 10 schools in late 2005, and since then has progressively grown to serve over 1.6 million children in 4,000 public schools across all 170 districts in Ghana.
As a strategy to increase domestic food production, household incomes and food security in deprived communities, the GSFP has become a very popular programme with the Ghanaian public, and enjoys solid commitment from the government.
The GSFP coordination and implementation is undertaken by a National Secretariat, with programme oversight provided by the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development. Line Ministries offer technical support through the Programme Steering Committee (PSC), although a number of NGO and bilateral agencies provide technical support.
The programme as a whole is highly valued by the Ghanaian public, its high profile has meant sensitisation of the benefits of school feeding have reached many isolated communities.