Set your place at Mary’s Meals’ Big Family Christmas dinner table and you will give the gift of hope to children receiving Mary’s Meals. This year, the cost of a typical Christmas dinner could be up to £20 per person. But by setting a place at Mary’s Meals’ virtual table, for just £13.90 you will feed a child at a place of education in some of the world’s poorest communities for an entire school year. After all, there’s always room for one more at Christmas.
And it gets even better! Until 1st March 2019, public donations to Mary’s Meals Double The Love campaign are being matched by the UK government, up to £2 million. This means that for every place set, two hungry children will receive the amazing gift of a meal in school for a whole year. This will enable Mary’s Meals to reach thousands more chronically hungry children in Zambia with a life-changing meal every school day.
Zambia suffers from high rates of malnutrition, poverty and food insecurity. Children can often be found working in fields, begging on street corners or scavenging for food just to survive. 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 impoverished children to the classroom where they can gain an all-important education.
To set a place at Mary’s Meals Big Family Christmas dinner table, please visit www.marysmeals.org.uk/big-family-christmas-table. For further information on Double The Love, and to find out how to get involved, visit www.marysmeals.org.uk.