Mary’s Meals
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Mary’s Meals is a charity with a simple idea that works, by providing a daily meal in a place of learning we can attract chronically poor and hungry children into the classroom, where they can access that all important education. Our work is named in honour of Mary, the mother of Jesus, who raised her own child in poverty.

Mary’s Meals began by feeding just 200 children in Malawi n 2002, but, due to the generosity of our amazing supporters in the UK, we are pleased to say we are currently feeding 2,429,182 children in 18 countries every school day.

Despite the successes we have seen, our work is far from over; 64 million children worldwide miss school because of poverty - having to beg, work or scavenge just to survive – and millions more sit in classrooms across the world, so hungry that they are unable to concentrate and learn.

We need your help to reach that next child!
Would you consider joining our mission as a Community Volunteer? This is a completely flexible volunteering role where you would be helping us raise awareness across your local community of the work of Mary's Meals as well as supporting fundraising activities.

We can also provide speakers to visit your church, school or groups to share the story of Mary's Meals and our mission.
Please do get in touch if this may be of interest!


Craig Lodge, Dalmally, Argyll, PA33 1AR

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Latest news from Mary’s Meals

  • Pray in May with Mary’s Meals

    Posted on: 19th May 2022

    An invitation to people of faith to join us in praying for Mary's Meals and our mission, in this our 20th Anniversary year.

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  • Pray in May with Mary’s Meals

    Posted on: 24th April 2023

    An invitation to people of faith to join us in praying for Mary's Meals and our mission. We give thanks for this work and for the fact that we are now feeding 2.4 million of the world's poorest children each school day in 18 countries across the globe

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  • Celebrate World Porridge Day with Mary’s Meals

    Posted on: 18th September 2023

    In Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe, Mary’s Meals serves children steaming mugs of vitamin-enriched porridge, helping them to learn and grow. That’s why we celebrate World Porridge Day on 10 October every year – we know that porridge has the power to change lives.

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  • Pray In May for the work of Mary’s Meals

    Posted on: 26th April 2021

    Mary's Meals is reaching out to ask that people of faith join us in prayerful support throughout the month of May.

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Latest events from Mary’s Meals

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    Mary’s Meals Ethiopia Emergency Online Briefing

    Mary's Meals free live online update on crisis situation in Tigray, Ethiopia

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categoryCategory: Children

phone0800 698 1212


contactContact: Fran Lawson



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