Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow, the founder and Chief Executive of Mary’s Meals, was recently overjoyed to announce a significant increase in the number of children the charity is managing to reach every day.
In a message to supporters Magnus said: “We are delighted to share some wonderful news with you. Thanks to your support, we are now feeding 734,192 hungry children with Mary’s Meals every school day!
“Each and every one of those children is now receiving a nutritious meal and sitting in classrooms where they can receive an education that can give them a brighter future.”
With each increase in its feeding figure, Mary’s Meals moves one little step closer to realising its vision that every single child in this world of plenty should receive a nutritious daily meal in their place of learning.
This simple meal brings so much hope and, by attracting impoverished children to the classroom where they can receive an all-important education, can offer a very real escape route out of poverty in the long term.
Whilst incredibly happy to announce such a noteworthy feeding figure increase, Magnus also issued a plea for people to continue supporting the work of Mary’s Meals.
Mindful of the fact that 18,000 children die every day as a result of hunger-related causes, Magnus said: “We should be full of joy at what we have achieved in setting some of the world’s poorest children free, but please, let’s not stop now.
“We currently have lists of schools waiting for us to start providing Mary’s Meals in communities where local volunteers are ready to give up their time to cook and serve the meals, if we can raise the funds to provide the food.