Regular giving

Children in Zambia eating Marys Meals

Regular giving

Join our community of regular givers

A special way to support our mission

Setting up a regular gift (either through a Direct Debit, standing order or recurring card payment) is a very special way to support Mary’s Meals. The certainty of your donation will give us the confidence to plan for the future – safe in the knowledge that, together, we are keeping our promise to the 2.4 million children receiving our school meals while striving to reach the next child waiting.

Because of our low-cost approach, it costs just £19.15 to feed a child with Mary’s Meals every school day for a year. Being able to rely on your regular gift – no matter the size – will help us to keep reaching children living in some of the world's poorest countries at this uncertain time.  

Child in Malawi holding their mug of porridge

The Story

We call our community of regular givers The Story because of our shared belief that food can change the story for hungry children all around the world.

Every month, we share a special email newsletter with this community. Named The Next Chapter, it shows the difference regular gifts make to the children who eat Mary's Meals.

To receive this newsletter, sign up to receive our emails

With your support we can bring hope and lasting change to those children who need it most. Together, we can change the story.

A volunteer serves food to a child

Mazyopa's story

Mary’s Meals give Mazyopa the energy to concentrate in class at his school in Zambia. At just 13 years old, he already plans to care for others in his community when he grows up.

Mazyopa says: "Before, I wasn’t able to write in class because I hadn’t eaten at all. Now, I have energy and the porridge helps me concentrate.

"I want to be a doctor when I finish school, I want to heal people and save lives. The doctor at the local clinic is my role model."

With the support of a regular gift, we can bring hope and lasting change to those children who need it most. We're already reaching 2.4 million children, together, we can reach the next hungry child waiting for Mary's Meals.

Mazyopa from Zambia who enjoys Mary's Meals every school day
Our promise to Mary’s Meals makes possible a promise to the hungry child. And for the child, who is promised that daily meal, our little acts of love are not at all little.
Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow, founder of Mary's Meals

Payroll giving donate through your salary

Payroll giving, workplace giving or Give As You Earn (GAYE) is an easy and tax-efficient way to become a regular giver to Mary's Meals.

A payroll giving scheme allows you to make donations directly from your gross pay before tax (but after National Insurance deductions). This means that your donation will cost you up to 45% less than if you simply made a one-off donation after tax.

Child with mug

Regular updates


As a regular giver receive updates through our monthly email newsletter The Next Chapter



We’re now reaching more than two million children with life-changing meals. Help us reach the three million milestone and beyond



It costs just £19.15 to feed a child for a whole school year.

A volunteer prepares food in Liberia

Food changes the story