The Backpack Project

After much deep consideration, we have taken the difficult decision to bring The Backpack Project to an end. 

We are very grateful to everyone who has supported this much-loved project over the past 17 years.

Our ability to reach desperately hungry children has always relied on simplicity and good stewardship at the heart of all we do, and it is with a heavy heart that we recognise The Backpack Project unfortunately no longer meets those important aspects of our mission.  

The context we have been working in since the beginning of the pandemic is very different to when The Backpack Project began, with greater logistical complexities and costs to bear that are unsustainable for our charity.   

We therefore must focus solely on feeding hungry children living in the world’s poorest countries with a nutritious meal each school day.  

Please contact us on Ireland@marysmeals.org if you have any questions.

We understand this will be incredibly disappointing news to many of our supporters and wonderful volunteers.  

Thank you to everyone who has supported The Backpack Project – we are very grateful for your kindness and generosity.   

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