Mary’s Meals bag appeal in place across Irish national schools

Mary’s Meals is a charity striving to end world hunger and promote education in impoverished and developing parts of the world. 

The Mary’s Meals movement is described as being one which is ‘supported by people from many walks of life and different backgrounds.’

Founded by Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow, who is originally from Scotland. It was in the 1980s, on a pilgrimage to the Marian shrine of Medjugorje in Bosnia-Herzegovina, that his family received a rejuvenation of faith, something which would come to later inspire Magnus.

In recent years, he has devoted his life to changing the lives of people in need. Their vision is simple-sounding, but takes constant support, donations, volunteers and skills.

At Mary’s Meals, we are focused on one goal – that every child receives a nutritious daily meal in a place of education.

In a small school in rural Ireland, children have been doing what they can, by donating schoolbags which can be distributed to children in Africa, Central America and India.

To provide children with the nutrition they need, in a place of education, allows for a brighter future than currently exists for many families in the areas where Mary’ Meals operates.

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.

We welcome all into the Mary’s Meals family and we believe everyone has something important to contribute to the realisation of our vision.

that every child receives one daily meal in their place of education and that all those who have more than they need, share with those who lack even the most basic things.”

Mary’s Meals is currently raising funds for an ongoing crisis in South Sudan. To get involved or find out more information, visit their Official Website.

Colin J McCracken

My Good Planet Director, Colin J McCracken, is a content designer, editor and writer from Ireland. Giving form and function to the My Good Planet vision, it has been his role to design and develop the platform and ethos of the project. Contact: [email protected]