Action meal

Since December 2015, we support “Die Arche” Frankfurt with donations and organize trips for the children. For those who don’t know, the Ark provides daily lunches for those children and teens who too often no longer get a real meal at home. The money goes directly to where it is needed.

The Arche is active nationwide at 27 locations, in 13 cities and regions, as well as in Switzerland and Poland. Here you can donate.

The actions of the past years and current contributions can be found in our magazine .

Die Arche, Frankfurt

Too many children go to school without breakfast. In too many families, sharing a hot meal is not a daily standard. That’s why our children’s daily time at the Ark begins with a free, hot lunch. In some of our homes, there is an alternative hot meal in the evening. Where we as the Ark are directly involved in early care at schools, we also provide the children with breakfast every day.

The healthy, balanced meal plays a key role in giving children a structure to their day that they can rely on and that relieves the burden on their shoulders. Children can even help to plan the meals if they wish. We take the dietary requirements of children with a migrant background into account.

We believe that eating together as a group provides an ideal opportunity to chat with these children and to develop relationships with them. They get to experience an atmosphere in which they are accepted and feel at home. The Die Arche staff are always on hand to listen, so they can talk about their frustrations or exciting things that have happened to them. We teach them that food and community go hand in hand.

With us, children experience an appreciative approach to food and practice proven manners at the table. Through discussions and courses, we sensitize children and their parents to the importance of healthy eating and motivate them to give eating together in their family a high priority.

Besides free food, every Die Arche also features a clothes store. Here children and families can find good quality, second-hand clothing that has been donated by friends and supporters of our work at Die Arche. We are happy to pass these on – where they are most urgently needed.