Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Charity spotlight: Mary's Meals

ONE of the two highly-regarded charities with local and global links being supported by ticket sales from Just Festival in 2013 is Mary's Meals.

Mary's Meals is an international movement that sets up school feeding projects in communities where poverty and hunger prevent children from gaining an education.

Mary's Meals is a simple idea that works - by providing a daily meal in a place of education, chronically poor children are attracted to the classroom where they can gain a basic education that provides an escape route from poverty.

The average cost to feed a child for a whole school year is £10.70 / €12.40 / $16.80 - a small amount that can make a really big difference.

Wherever possible they purchase locally produced food for use in the meals we serve in schools. This supports the local economy, it respects local culture and food preferences, and it avoids incurring extra transport costs.

You can find out more about the work of Mary's Meals here.

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