Mary’s Meals is one of my two favorite non-profit organizations. When I make donations, they’re a recipient.
I couldn’t help but think of them when I was watching the terrific movie, QUEEN OF KATWE. I was pretty sure Mary’s Meals already operated in the country of Uganda. When I got home from the movie I double-checked, and found out that was right. Thank goodness, because it’s impossible to watch such a movie and not wish for children who are living in such dire straits to obtain some basic relief, starting, first and foremost, with simply being fed on a regular basis.
Mary’s Meals is a great organization because they serve meals at school to children that are made from local produce. The children benefit. The parents want to send them to school so they’ll get fed. Many of the mothers come to the school to help prepare the meals, so they get the joy of feeding their kids and seeing them with full bellies. The farmers in the area served also benefit because it’s their crops that are bought for the ingredients. Everybody wins!
Mary’s Meals serves children in 12 countries all over the world. Believe it or not, it’s all run by a gentleman named Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow from his backyard sheds in Scotland! He wrote a book on his grassroots charity called THE SHED THAT FED A MILLION CHILDREN.
Inspired to want to give children in Uganda a break? Want to raise that number to One Million and One? Did you know it only costs less than twenty bucks American for Mary’s Meals to feed a child for an entire year?
Aren’t they awesome? Here’s a link: Mary’s Meals Uganda