Small Change, Big Impact
We feed 2,429,182 children every school day.
The cost to provide a hungry child with Mary’s Meals for a school year is just €22.
The prospect of a daily meal encourages school enrolment and improves attendance.
Escape Route From Poverty
Children living in poverty have the opportunity to learn and look towards a better future.
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."
Help To Feed The Next Hungry Child
Mary’s Meals relies on people offering their money, goods, skills, time, or prayer to help grow the movement and reach more children many of whom are living in poverty and struggle to find enough to eat while they learn. We need people of hope; people like you. Together we can fight child hunger.
Passionate, motivated, local volunteers help keep costs low
Community ownership is essential to Mary’s Meals’ success and volunteers are vital to our school feeding programmes. Community volunteers cook and serve our meals, using locally sourced ingredients wherever possible. We also rely on people giving their time in many other ways to ensure our work can continue. See how you can help in your own country.