Mary's Meals feeds more than 1.5 million children in 18 countries around the world every school day. In countries including Malawi, Liberia and Zambia, the children receive vitamin-enriched maize porridge.

Mary’s Meals launched World Porridge Day to celebrate the huge difference our daily meals make to the lives of chronically hungry children.

To help us celebrate World Porridge Day, on 10 October 2019, you can:


Host a Porridge Party:  Anytime in October, host a Porridge Party with your friends, family, classmates or colleagues and send a real message of hope and love to children living in some of the world’s poorest communities. Contact us to receive your Porridge Party pack.  




Share your #PorridgeSmiles: Post a photo of yourself on 10 October smiling with your porridge bowl on social media using #PorridgeSmiles. Tag @marysmeals on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and we’ll reply with a story from one of the children we feed.




Click here to be inspired by Perfect Porridge recipes from some of our favourite chefs and celebrities including Gary Maclean, Joanna Lumley and Tom Kitchin. You could serve some of these delicious dishes at your Porridge Party.

#PorridgeSmiles Hall of Fame