We were proud to help bring Marys Meals to Nansato Primary School many years ago. They have helped us in the past with logistics for emergency food aid and we are happy to support them too!
Until 28 December, the UK Government has agreed to double any donation made to Marys Meals!
Magnus Macfarlane-Barrow, founder of Marys Meals said:
Recently we’ve been doing lots of work to measure the impact of Mary’s Meals.
The early results are truly staggering, giving compelling evidence that this simple thing we do –providing a daily meal in school – really does transform the lives of children and their communities.
When we began our monitoring work in specific schools, more than half of the pupils told us they found it difficult to join lessons because of hunger. Now, that number has fallen dramatically to 7%.
We will be publishing an independently verified report later this year, but we can already see that these are impressive results. Perhaps even more wonderful are the results based on children’s happiness.
Before our monitoring began, we asked children if they were happy at school, and just over half said yes.
When we asked the same question seven months later – after they’d been receiving Mary’s Meals – nine out of 10 children said they were happy. That’s a lot of extra smiles and a huge amount of new laughter.
We hope the evidence of what actually happens when children eat every day at school will encourage even more people to join us as we work to realise our vision; that every child receives one daily meal in their place of education.
And we’re delighted to be able to share with you some wonderful news that we hope will allow us to reach many more children still hungry and waiting for Mary’s Meals. The UK government has agreed to double any donations made to Mary’s Meals between 28th September and 28thDecember, 2015.
Even I can do the maths on this one. Instead of one child we will be able to feed two. You won’t prompt one more beaming smile; you’ll create two.
We hope you will support the great work that Marys Meals does.
You can find out more about our involvement with Marys Meals here.