Mary’s Meals looks to double the love
Mary’s Meals launched its new campaign ‘Double The Love’ today, with the UK government matching public donations up to £2 million until 1 March 2019.
Donations will enable Mary’s Meals to reach thousands more chronically hungry children in Zambia with a life-changing meal every school day.
‘Our wonderful supporters of all ages never cease to amaze us with their love and kindness. With match funding from the UK government, we have a wonderful opportunity to create an even bigger impact and transform the lives of many, many more hungry children with the gift of food and education,’ says Mary’s Meals’ founder and global chief executive Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow.
Zambia suffers from high rates of malnutrition, poverty and food insecurity. More than 360,000 primary school-age children are out of school, and those who do attend are often so hungry they don’t have the energy to concentrate and learn in class. But, by providing one good meal every day in school, Mary’s Meals attracts children to the classroom where they can gain an all-important education.
For more information on Mary’s Meals’ ‘Double The Love’ appeal, please visit: marysmeals.org.uk/doublethelove