Mary’s Meals feeds more than 1.5 million children in 18 countries every day at school.

This October, we’re celebrating the life-changing power of porridge, which is served in classrooms across Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Each nutritious mug of Mary’s Meals porridge served helps hungry children make the most of their education by giving them the energy to concentrate and learn.

To celebrate World Porridge Day and help us feed more children every school day, you can:


Host a Porridge Party:  Invite friends, family, classmates or colleagues to a celebration of all things oaty this October and help raise funds to help children in some of the world’s poorest communities. 

Click here to download your Porridge Party poster



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




Click here for Perfect Porridge recipes from some of our favourite celebrities and chefs and take inspiration from Gary Maclean, Joanna Lumley and Wilf Scolding from Game of Thrones!





Why not support Mary’s Meals by taking on our Porridge Challenge? Eat just one bowl of porridge for a day, or every day for a week and ask your friends, family and colleagues to sponsor you!” 

Download your sponsorship form here

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