Local children have paid for 3,000 school meals for youngsters in the developing world after taking part in a campaign.
Pupils at three schools took part in the Really Good School Dinner campaign, which invited them to donate an extra 10p when they bought their school lunch.
Each donation of 10p is enough to provide a school meal in a developing country.
Schools taking part were Haybridge High School, Stourport High and Baxter College. The national ‘buy one, give one free’ campaign was led by the School Food Trust, in partnership with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP).
Rosie Moss, deputy headteacher at Baxter College, Kidderminster, said: “The Really Good School Dinner is so easy to run; I would encourage other schools to sign up next year and have fun being involved in such a great project.”
Mr Ian James, head of sixth form at Stourport High School and Language College, said: “We heard about the Really Good School Dinner and thought ‘it’s the least we can do’.”
Michael Conroy Harris from Haybridge High School, Hagley, said: “We really had our eyes opened to how hard charities work to help fight world hunger when our Year 12 pupils visited UN Geneva in September 2011.”
School Food Trust chairman Rob Rees said: “The idea of feeding a child here in the UK for just 10 pence is unimaginable for us, but for a child in a developing country it can literally mean the difference between eating and not eating in a day, and being able to go to school or not.”