Regular giving

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Regular giving

Become a Promise Pledger by setting up a regular gift

Donate monthly and join our regular giving community

Promise Pledgers is a special community of regular givers, made up of more than 15,000 people who simply can’t accept that millions of children around the world should go hungry. A group united by the belief that hunger should not stand in the way of children getting an education. Not only do we believe it – we do something about it.  

Promise Pledgers is the foundation of our ability to expand our programmes and reach the next hungry child who is waiting for Mary’s Meals. The security of regular gifts allows us to share that special promise with thousands, perhaps even millions, more children who need us.

Don’t forget to sign up for monthly email updates so you can hear how your gift is changing the lives of children around the world.

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Good news – regular gifts doubled!

If you set up a new regular gift in 2024, your first two payments will be doubled! And if you are already a Promise Pledger and choose to increase your regular gift in 2024, your increase will be doubled for the first two payments at the new rate. 

This is thanks to a generous donor who is matching new regular gifts and increases to regular gifts, up to a value of £250,000. Help us unlock all the available funding to provide even more meals for hungry children. 

To increase your Direct Debit or recurring card payment, please contact us on 0800 6981212 or To increase your standing order, please contact your bank.

How your monthly donation can help

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£5 can provide a nutritious school meal for 50 children  

£10 = 100 meals illustration

£10 can provide a nutritious school meal for 100 children  

£19.15 feeds a child for a year

£19.15 can feed a child every school day for a whole year

Mercy's story

Mercy, a 15-year-old student in Liberia, has a visual impairment, but has always shown remarkable bravery in pursuing her dreams. She is known for encouraging other young girls to stay focused in class. So, it may not be surprising that she hopes to become a teacher.  

She says: “Education is very important for every child. When a girl is empowered to go to school and be educated, that girl will be able to help herself and her country tomorrow.” 

Thanks to the security of a daily meal, Mercy has been able to stay in school instead of dropping out. And the food is helping to unlock the promise within her; she recently achieved a top spot in her class with a 90% average. 

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I set up a monthly regular donation because I know that every month, I am allowing a child to receive a daily school meal for a whole year. At the end of the year I like to think of those 12 children who now have a chance at a brighter future because of my small gift.
JF, Promise Pledger

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.

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Make your promise today

Become one of the more than 15,000 people making a difference to the lives of children by setting up a regular gift to Mary's Meals.