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The million-meal miracle

May 22nd, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Mary’s Meals now feeds one million children daily, encouraging them to stay in school

Mary’s Meals announced on Wednesday that it is now feeding one million of the world’s poorest children every school day. The charity was founded by devout Catholic Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow in Argyll and now works in 12 countries across four continents, setting up school meal programmes that encourage children to attend school. In Malawi’s Machinga district—where the expansion of the charity’s school feeding programme has enabled it to surpass the million threshold—celebrations are under way at Chirimba Primary School, one of the latest schools to benefit from the generosity of Mary’s Meals’ supporters. Mary’s Meals’ founder and CEO, Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow, joined invited guests—including government education officials and village chiefs—to mark the occasion. “It is quite remarkable to think that a million children are now eating Mary’s Meals every school day in some of the world’s poorest countries,” he said. “The extraordinary ways in which this work has grown and developed have continually surprised me and... continue reading.

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