Rating: 5 stars   1 review


590 Bloomfield Ave Box 280 Bloomfield NJ 07003 USA


Our mission is to enable people to offer their money, goods, skills, time, or prayer, and through this involvement, provide the most effective help to those suffering the effects of extreme poverty in the world’s poorest communities.


Mary's Meals is now reaching (as of May 2015) 996,926 children daily on their place of education.

Target demographics:

children around the world

Geographic areas served:

Ecuador, Haiti, Liberia, Malawi, Benin, Zambia, Uganda, South Sudan, Kenya, India, Thailand, Burma


school feeding programs, emergency relief

Write a Review
Invite Reviews Share This Nonprofit

See How 3Hrs Can Help

More Info


Filter Reviews by Role

Promote This Nonprofit

GreatNonprofits badges allow you to raise awareness of your favorite nonprofits on your own web sites!

Review this charity on


Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

I first heard about Mary's Meals while watching CNN Heroes, a yearly special that features 10 people from around the world who are making a difference in the lives of others. Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow, the founder and CEO of Mary's Meals, definitely fits this description. Inspired by the work that he and Mary's Meals are doing, I decided to become a fundraiser and support their mission. Mary's Meals believes that every single child should be able to eat a meal every day, and that in a world of plenty, this is more than possible. My favorite aspect of Mary's Meals is how smart the organization's method is. Mary's Meals provides food for children, but the key is that they provide it in school. Thus, the children have to attend school to be fed. For those who are constantly battling hunger, food is an invaluable incentive. With the introduction of Mary's Meals, school attendance, test scores, and graduation rates have all sky-rocketed. In addition, Mary's Meals purchases its food from local farmers, so the local economy is supported, as well. Instead of viewing its mission as "swooping in and saving," Mary's Meals recognizes that change must stem from within the community itself. Thus, local volunteers and mothers put in the hours of work each day to prepare the meals, feed the children, and clean up afterwards. This is an incredibly smart and sustainable model!!! Currently, Mary's Meals feeds over 700,000 children every single day. PLEASE donate and help that number grow. It only takes $16.80 to feed a child for an entire school year. At a cost of six cents per meal, you really can make a difference in the lives of so many children.

Was your donation impactful?


How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?


How likely are you to donate to this group again?


When was your last experience with this nonprofit?


Flag review