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Mary’s Meals charity begins feeding hungry children from home as schools remain shut

Mary's Meals will continue feeding children from home as classrooms across the world remain closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

With classrooms closed worldwide due to the coronavirus, the charity, founded by Dalmally Catholics, is continuing to provide food to children.

In the countries it provides food to, homes have essentially become classrooms because of lockdown.

The charity announced that its home feeding programme has already been rolled out in some of the nations it serves and will begin in due course in other nations.

Feeding the hungry

A spokesperson for the charity said: “Our food is already being distributed in villages in Kenya for parents to collect and take home to their children and this approach will soon be mirrored in Malawi and Zambia, ensuring we adhere to public health policy.

“New ways of feeding have also been agreed in India and Haiti, and we are having urgent discussions with governments and community leaders in the other countries where we work to ensure we can safely reach hungry children in these extraordinarily difficult circumstances.

They added: “Thank you for everything you do to help us keep our promise to the children we feed, particularly at a time when people here in the UK are also facing many challenges. Your donations, prayers and support are appreciated—and needed—now more than ever.”

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