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Meet our Executive Director

Humans of Mary's Meals - Patricia Friel

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Here at Mary’s Meals, we want to celebrate the incredible humans of Mary's Meals.

We're showcasing these individuals so you can get to know us, and the work we do, a little bit better. We've asked members of our team from across the world questions to find out about the people who help make Mary’s Meals a success.

The first person to introduce you to is, Patricia Friel, Executive Director of Mary's Meals Ireland.

Q1. What does your job involve?

I am responsible for Mary’s Meals' growth in Ireland, I wear many hats from fundraising to governance, volunteer support to media interviews and everything else in between.

Q2. Tell us a bit about yourself?

A proud Donegal woman now living in Co. Cavan. I have been a Mary’s Meals volunteer since 2013, taking part in many different fundraiser activities, and served on the Irish board for two years.

Q3. What’s the best thing about working for Mary’s Meals?

The joy of what we are doing. It’s my absolute privilege to work for Mary’s Meals, I get to see and hear daily about the difference our work is making to the children and their families.

Keep an eye out as we share more stories from the incredible people who work so hard for Mary's Meals.

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