ALLTRUCK GETS BEHIND MARYS MEALS
Alltruck have chosen Scottish based Mary’s Meals as our main charity to put our full focus on promoting over the next few years. Mary’s Meals sets up and runs school feeding programmes in communities where hunger and poverty prevent children from gaining an education and at least 93p of every £1 donated is spent on its charitable work. Alltruck have several campaigns planned for the year ahead, so please keep an eye on where you could be donating through working with Alltruck for this very worthy cause.
The UK-based charity currently provides a meal every school day for 1,230,171 children in 14 countries across Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean. The main focus of Mary’s Meals is our school feeding programmes but we also have a long history of providing emergency relief to vulnerable regions around the world. Right now we have just launched our East Africa emergency appeal.
The aim of Mary’s Meals is to address the immediate needs of a hungry child by giving them something to eat, and to enable that child to receive the education that can offer an escape from poverty. The charity’s average global cost to feed a child for a whole school year is just £13.90 which equates to just 7p per meal, so it doesn’t take much to make a huge impact!
Where Mary’s Meals is provided, there is a rise in rates of enrolment, attendance and academic performance.
Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow, founder of Mary’s Meals, said: “Today, around the world, 61 million children miss school because of poverty. Instead of sitting in a classroom getting an education, they are working in fields, begging on street corners, or scavenging among the garbage to survive.
“Our vision is that every child should be able to receive one good meal every day in a place of education. Working together with people who share our ideals, we believe that our vision can be achieved in this world of plenty, where there is enough food for everyone.”
For further information on Mary’s Meals, please visit www.marysmeals.org.uk or follow the charity on @marysmeals and www.facebook.com/marysmeals