What we do
Mary’s Meals serves nutritious school meals to children living in some of the world’s poorest countries. The promise of a good meal attracts these hungry children into the classroom, giving them the energy to learn and hope for a better future.
We are already feeding more than two million children every school day – and, together, we can reach the next hungry child waiting for Mary’s Meals.
Latest news and updates
Find out more about the work we do through our articles and case studies from around the world.
International Day of Friendship 2022
20 years of Mary’s Meals
The struggle of a lifetime
Mary's Meals joins forces with a new partner in Zimbabwe
We're now feeding 2,279,941 children every school day.
But more than 64 million primary school-age children are out of school around the world. In order to survive, they have to work or beg. Even if they do make it into the classroom, hunger affects their ability to learn.
Where we work
Mary's Meals works in 20 countries across Africa, Asia, Latin America, Eastern Europe, and the Caribbean. Learn more about our school-feeding programmes and the challenges faced by the communities we serve.
Over one third of all children under-five years old suffer chronic malnutrition and 68% of primary school aged children are out of school – the highest figure anywhere in the world and a stark reminder of the need for Mary’s Meals in South Sudan.
There are many ways to support our work and help us to reach the next hungry child, explore just some of the ways you can support us below.
Become a regular giver
These tireless, generous people generate funds to put food on plates for vulnerable children across the globe every school day. Each of their efforts is inspirational – from a child with pocket money to donate to charity, to fundraising events involving entire communities. Your actions can make a real and lasting change to the lives of children living in some of the poorest countries in the world.