Our supporters get ready for World Porridge Day

Here’s a couple of examples of what some of our supporters get up to on World Porridge Day, on 10 October – how will you celebrate this year?

Hillpark Secondary Porridge Breakfast

Pupils at Glasgow’s Hillpark Secondary School hold an annual all-school porridge breakfast, serving up flapjacks and porridge to staff and students in exchange for a small donation to Mary’s Meals.

Pupils from all over the world add their own twist to the porridge recipe and bagpiping students play traditional Scottish music during the event, so Hillpark’s porridge events celebrate the diversity the school community while also raising lots of money for hungry children!

“Our porridge breakfasts are great fun! The pupils are our chief porridge cooks – they take charge of everything and get to boss the teachers around!” – Julie MacRae, Teacher.

Dunkeld Village Porridge Breakfast

Every year, on the Saturday closest to 10 October, Ron Convery from Dunkeld hosts a porridge breakfast in his local village hall. Local shops get in on the action, promoting the event ahead of time and Ron spreads the word about the event through the village newsletter.

Porridge lovers from all over the village and beyond flock to the hall to share an oaty breakfast with family, friends and neighbours and learn more about the work of Mary’s Meals.

“Our porridge breakfasts are a great way for everyone in our village to get together and do some good! Great fun!” – Ron Convery, Mary’s Meals volunteer.

Host your own porridge breakfast for Mary's Meals on World Porridge Day