The Feeding Center, located in the heart of Addis Ababa, provides hot breakfast and lunch to the needy every day except Sunday. Over 200,000 meals are served every year. Being the only soup kitchen in the country, it reaches out to the poorest of the poor through a meal ticket system, in which donors buy tickets and give to the needy in lieu of cash. After breakfast, the children are counseled and receive non-formal education, such as basic literacy and survival skills. Many of them are recruited for formal schooling, for free, in the HOPE School System.