Double The Love: Canadian supporter to match donations

We can double your new recurring donations and help twice as many hungry children in Malawi to find hope in the classroom!

Back to all stories | Posted on 21 Aug 2017 in News

Big-hearted Canadians are being offered the chance to have their new, regular donations to Mary’s Meals doubled for the first year of giving, thanks to a very generous supporter. 
 
Right now, setting up a regular gift in Canada to global child hunger charity, Mary’s Meals, will help twice as many hungry children in Malawi to find hope in the classroom. This wonderful opportunity has been made possible thanks to a kind Canadian supporter, who has pledged $125,000 to match new, recurring donations.  
 
Mary’s Meals works alongside poor communities to set up community-run school feeding programmes, which encourage children – who may otherwise be forced to work, beg or forage for food – to come to school and receive a nutritious meal. It costs just $16 to feed a child in Malawi with Mary’s Meals for a whole school year.  
 
Jill Mowser, Fundraising Coordinator for Mary’s Meals Canada, said: “We are so thankful for our regular donors whose wonderful support allows us to plan more effectively, reaching many more children in Malawi with life-changing meals. 
 
“That’s why we’re delighted to have the incredible support of a Canadian Mary’s Meals donor to generously match all new recurring donations for the first year of giving.  
 
“This is a really special opportunity for Canadians to show even more children on the other side of the world that they matter and they are loved, by providing a daily school meal and giving hope for a brighter future.” 

Mary’s Meals began by feeding just 200 children in Malawi in 2002. The charity has since grown into a global movement, which provides life-changing meals to more than one million hungry children in 14 countries around the world every school day.  
 
By providing a daily meal in a place of learning, Mary’s Meals attracts children from chronically poor communities into the classroom, where they receive an education that can, in the future, be their ladder out of poverty.  
 
In Malawi, children are served likuni phala (porridge), which is prepared by more than 80,000 community volunteers using locally grown ingredients. Each cup helps fill a hungry child’s empty stomach, giving them the energy to learn, play and thrive.  
 
Jill added: “Our model is a simple one that works. Research shows that schools serving Mary’s Meals have higher enrolment, better attendance and pupils who can concentrate in class without the distraction of hunger.” 

Sign up to a regular gift with Mary's Meals Canada today.