The east coast of Sri Lanka is one of the poorest regions on the island and schools here aim to provide one hot meal to each student. However, in Ampara, schools on meager budgets were struggling to meet this basic need. In response, Swiss Labour Assistance and the World Food Program (WFP) commenced the School-Feeding Garden Project to increase the quantity and quality of food supplies available to students by providing a balanced, nutrition-rich diet. As an added dimension, the project has a peace building component, involving six schools from different communities to participate. This included two Sinhalese schools, two Tamil schools and two Muslim schools – reaching over 3,000 children in grades 1 to 9.