Mary’s Meals is an international movement to set up school feeding projects in communities where poverty and hunger prevent children from gaining an education.

Mary’s Meals provides daily meals in school for over 600,000 children in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Eastern Europe and South America. Use the buttons below to find out more about Mary’s Meals.

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Mary’s Meals Key Figures

Total number of children receiving a daily meal in school = 600,705 Average global cost of Mary’s Meals per child, per year =  $16.80 Cost of Mary’s Meals per child, per year in Malawi =  $11 Worldwide average cost per meal =  9 cents Cost per meal in Malawi = 6 cents Number of children [...]

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How Mary’s Meals works

Mary’s Meals provides daily meals to chronically hungry children in a place of education. In this way the hungry child is encouraged to attend school and gain an education which can lift them out of poverty.   The Problem – World Hunger Today more people die from hunger related diseases than they do from HIV/AIDS, malaria, [...]

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Story behind Mary’s Meals

Mary’s Meals began in 2002 as a one-off school feeding programme – today it feeds over 600,000 children daily.

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$11 feeds a child for a year

People are always surprised by how little it costs to provide a child with Mary’s Meals for a year in Malawi – $11 per child in Malawi and an average $16.80 per child globally. How do we keep our costs so low? Buying Food Locally Wherever possible we purchase locally produced food for use in the [...]

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Our Vision

We have confidence in the innate goodness of people.

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Mary’s Meals USA, Inc. is a tax approved 501(c)(3) public charity by the IRS and a Florida registered charity (#CH26322) and Illinois registered charity (CO#01055123)

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