Our idea is a simple one that works. We provide one daily meal in a place of education in order to attract chronically hungry children into a classroom, where they receive an education that can, in the future, be their ladder out of poverty.
Mary's Meals began by feeding 200 children in Malawi. Today we feed more than one million hungry children every day.
The average worldwide cost for us to feed a child for a whole school year is just £13.90/€15.60/$19.50. Wherever possible, Mary's Meals uses locally grown food to support the local economy. We work hard to keep our running costs low and to ensure that at least 93 percent of donations go on our charitable work. This is only possible since most of our work is done by an army of volunteers.
Around 64 million of the world’s hungriest children do not attend school, our work is just beginning