150,000 school meals for hungry children
Our grant this month will go to Mary’s Meals, giving children in two schools in Malawi and one in Liberia the chance to gain an all-important education without the distraction of hunger.
Mary’s Meals feed 1.6 million children every school day and this year we will fundraise over 2 months to sponsor 760 of them providing over 150,000 lunches throughout the year! This simple daily meal is positive for the children on many levels. It helps to improve attendance, reduces hunger and improves nutrition. It makes a real difference to whole communities and helps pave the way for lasting change.
It’s also proven to improve learning and test results, bringing life-long benefits. Our funding means kids don’t have to choose between food and an education.
Mary’s Meals is an international movement that sets up school feeding projects in communities where poverty and hunger prevent children from gaining an education. The charity now feeds 2,058,099 children every school day and it costs just £15.90 to feed a child for a school year. We sponsored our first school with Mary’s Meals in 2011 and have been working with them ever since.