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Our impact

Child in Malawi enjoying Mary's Meals

Our impact

Our school meals meet the immediate needs of hungry children and encourage them to gain an education.

Since Mary’s Meals has come, many children who had stopped attending have returned to school. You can see their enthusiasm!
Vice Principal Daniel Cooper, Banjeh Public School, Montserrado, Liberia

Our Impact Story

Between 2016-2021, we conducted research on the impact of our work in Malawi and Zambia. This research was independently assessed, evaluated and verified by the International NGO Training and Research Centre (INTRAC).

The research demonstrates that, as well as attracting children into the classroom, school feeding has the power to improve concentration and participation in class, as well as increasing children’s overall happiness. It is therefore a key investment in a country’s future and a cost-effective route out of poverty in the long-term.

 

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We're now feeding 2,279,941 children every school day.

But more than 64 million primary school-age children are out of school around the world. In order to survive, they have to work or beg. Even if they do make it into the classroom, hunger affects their ability to learn.