World Porridge Day

10 October 2016

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Hall of Fame

Some of our favourite #PorridgeSmiles for World Porridge Day – brightening up the breakfast table and helping hungry children to attend school!

  • @Stoats
  • Beth Tweddle @BethTweddleNews
  • BKR @lunchquest
  • Ian Haste @Hasteskitchen
  • Joss Stone @JossStone
  • Porridge Smiles
  • NiamhDonoghue @NiamhDonoghue2
  • Olivia Donaldson @roryswife
  • Claire Jessiman @Foodiequine
  • Story @StoryUK
  • Sarah Jamieson @SarahHRJamieson
  • Boys Eat Scotland @Boyseatscotland
  • the_weather_digital
  • jl_edinburgh
  • hannahelizabethparker
  • vstol65
  • jemmavalentine1
  • RDM Primary School @RDMScone
  • Shona Morrison @shonahmorrison
  • Janet Haugh @janethaugh
  • Stoats @Stoats

Mary’s Meals provides daily meals to more than 1.1 million of the world’s poorest children every day they attend school.
 
In Malawi – where we have our largest school feeding programme – the children receive a nutritious mug of maize porridge (likuni phala) every school day.

World Porridge Day celebrates the huge difference this daily mug of porridge makes to the lives of chronically hungry children. 

Daily porridge means Shazia can learn!

For seven-year old Shazia, a daily mug of maize porridge (likuni phala) is life-changing. Shazia is an orphan, living in a small hut in Malawi with six of her siblings and cousins, curling up to sleep every night on a concrete floor.
 
But Shazia has been given hope for a bright future. The Mary’s Meals feeding programme at her school means that she can learn, eat and play alongside her friends. Every school day, Shazia completes her sums on the blackboard, practises her reading, plays skipping games with her classmates and tucks into her favourite food – porridge!

“I go to school every day. I love porridge!” – Shazia.