Three times a week the Mary’s Meals volunteers set up tables at the road side and serve up hot food to children who work as street vendors or beggars on the city streets. For many, home is somewhere outside the city and too distant to return to each evening. They are vulnerable to exploitation and are often hungry and lonely. As well as the food the children receive friendship and help. The volunteers often distribute school supplies to encourage the children to attend school.
We provided food, material and financial aid to the volunteers and their families who lost their homes due to the typhoon in 2011. We also provided food aid in the Negros Oriental region after the earthquake shut down local schools and destroyed homes.