What we do
Mary’s Meals serves nutritious school meals to children living in some of the world’s poorest communities. The promise of a good meal brings hungry children into the classroom, giving them the energy to learn and hope for a better future.
We are already feeding 2,429,182 children every school day – and, together, we can reach the next hungry child waiting for Mary’s Meals. It costs just €22 to feed a child for an entire school year.
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Find out more about our work, our people, and the children we serve.
Zero Hunger: how it happened
"One day, I hope not too long from now, a child will read in a history book about famines of the past and the fact that millions of people used to die of hunger year after year, in a world of plenty. And like us when we first read about slavery, or the Holocaust, they will be outraged and incredulous."
It Takes Many Villages: Running a global programme on a volunteer-based model
World Hunger Day 2023: what is the outlook for Zero Hunger?
Providing A Safe Space For Women
International Day of Education
It costs just €22 to feed a child for a whole school year.
Please give what you can today.
There are so many ways to bring hope to hungry children by getting involved with our work. Explore just some of the ways you can support this global mission below.
Become a regular giver
These tireless, generous people generate funds to put food on plates for vulnerable children across the globe every school day. Each of their efforts is inspirational – from a child with pocket money to donate to charity, to fundraising events involving entire communities. Your actions can make a real and lasting change to the lives of children living in some of the poorest countries in the world.
Little Acts, Big Difference
Where we work
Mary's Meals works in 18 countries across Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Learn more about our school feeding programme and the challenges faced by the communities we serve.
We're now serving 2,429,182 children every school day.
But more than 67 million primary school-age children are out of school around the world. Even for those attending school, hunger is one of the biggest barriers to concentration and learning.