The Mary's Meals 10K and 5K was created and planned by a group of local volunteers who are passionate about feeding children in most desperate need of food.
Proceeds from the 10K and 5K will be donated to the non-profit organization, Mary's Meals, which is focused on one goal – feeding every child a nutritious daily meal in a place of education.
These life-changing meals attract hungry children into the classroom. The food fills their empty bellies so they have the energy and opportunity to learn, giving them the chance of a brighter future. The meals also support families struggling to feed their children while boosting the country’s wider economy.
Mary's Meals feeds nearly 1.2 million children around the world. But with 61 million children out of school and many more that are hungry, there's still much more work to do.
The school feeding programs are owned and run by community volunteers in the countries where we provide food. For example, there are over 80,000 volunteers in Malawi who take turns to prepare, cook and serve the daily meal in each school.
As an organization working in some of the world’s poorest communities, Mary's Meals is committed to keeping running costs low to maximize the good with the donations entrusted to them. At most, Mary's Meals spends just 7 cents of every dollar donated on governance and fundraising.
Mary's Meals has consistently exceeded their commitment to spend at least 93 cents of every dollar on our charitable activities. See their financial reports here.