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Free Lunch Fund helps 15,000 students in 2011

By Jiang Yunlong (People's Daily)

17:10, April 09, 2012

Edited and translated by Ye Xin, People's Daily Online

From April, 2011 to December, 2011, China Social Welfare Foundation (CSWF) had received more than 60,000 donations with an aggregate amount of over 18.33 million yuan to its "Free Lunch for Children" program, which had allowed 15,000 students to have free lunch, according to the 2011 financial report issued by the Free Lunch Fund under the CSWF on April 8, 2012.

The report shows that the total expenditure of the Free Lunch Fund in 2011 reached approximately 3.47 million yuan, of which about 3.11 million yuan is allocated to 129 schools in 14 provinces. The average funds allocated to each school was 22,000 yuan.

As of March 31, 2012, the charitable funds raised by the Free Lunch Fund have reached more than 24.10 million yuan, and a total of 16,678 students from 137 schools have been offered free lunch every day.

Read the Chinese version at http://paper.people.com.cn/rmrb/html/2012-04/09/nw.D110000renmrb_20120409_4-08.htm?div=-1

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