Mary's Meals UK

Mary's Meals UK

Craig Lodge, Dalmally, Argyll, Scotland
PA33 1AR
United Kingdom

Mary’s Meals is a global movement that sets up school feeding programmes in some of the world’s poorest communities, where poverty and hunger prevent children from gaining an education. It’s a simple idea that works. We provide one daily meal in a place of education in order to attract chronically hungry children into the classroom, where they receive an education that can, in the future, be their ladder out of poverty. 

Key Facts 

• The average worldwide cost for us to feed a child for a whole school year is just £15.90

 • Mary’s Meals works hard to keep running costs low to ensure that AT LEAST 93p of every £1 donated to us is spent directly on our charitable work. This is only possible because most of our work is done by an army of volunteers.

 • The school feeding programmes Mary’s Meals sets up are community-run and require absolute dedication from the local volunteers who collect firewood and manage the school kitchen, as well as preparing and serving the daily meal to the children.

 • Wherever possible, Mary's Meals uses locally-grown food to support the local economy, favouring producers who support smallholder farmers. 

• Mary's Meals is currently feeding over 1.8 million children daily across 19 different countries. 

Further details about our work can be found at .

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