Volunteers in Malawi

We’re feeding more than a million children at home

Children in Malawi, Zambia and Kenya are still eating Mary’s Meals.

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More than one million of the children who usually eat Mary’s Meals at school will receive our nutritious food at home, despite the immense challenges caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

All around the world, classrooms have closed and homes have become places of learning. As a result, we have had to find new ways to safely reach the hungry children who rely on Mary's Meals.

Child in Kenya

Our food is already being distributed in villages in Kenya for parents to collect and take home to their children and this approach will soon be mirrored in Malawi and Zambia, ensuring we adhere to public health policy.

New ways of feeding have also been agreed for India and Haiti, and we are having urgent discussions with governments and community leaders in the other countries where we work to ensure we can safely reach hungry children in these extraordinarily difficult circumstances.

Daniel Adams, UK Executive Director of Mary’s Meals, explains: “All around the world, schools are closed and homes have become places of learning. This means we have had to find new ways to feed the children who eat Mary’s Meals – sometimes the only food they receive in a day.

“The coronavirus crisis presents extraordinarily difficult circumstances, but we are determined to keep our promise to the children who rely on Mary’s Meals. We have a long history of feeding children in the world’s most challenging environments. This has included delivering much-needed food during the time of the Ebola virus in Liberia and emergency feeding during famine in East Africa, as well as in conflict-hit South Sudan.”

Thank you for everything you do to help us keep our promise to the children we feed, particularly at a time when people here in the UK are also facing many challenges. Your donations, prayers and support are appreciated - and needed - now more than ever.

It costs just £15.90 to feed a child for a whole school year.