In Haiti, we work alongside trusted partner organisations and local communities, serving up school meals to children in dangerous urban slums and remote rural villages.  

We have been providing Mary’s Meals in Haiti since 2006. We work with partner organizations to support children in the remote and under-developed Central Plateau region, as well as in high-risk urban areas in and around the capital, Port-au-Prince.

We have three valued local partners delivering our school feeding program in Haiti – Caritas Hinche, Summits Education and BND (Bureau de Nutrition et Développement).

Life in Haiti

Haiti is one of the poorest nations in the world and ranks third on the 2019 Climate Risk Index for countries most affected by extreme weather events.

Malnutrition is widespread owing to chronic food insecurity and a persistent onslaught of natural disasters which has robbed the nation’s inhabitants of the ability to sustain a livelihood.

Many children here are vulnerable, undernourished, and often feel they must choose daily survival over education.

Mary's Meals in Haiti

We are currently feeding over 205,000 children in 442 schools across the country.

We feed children between the ages of 3 and 8.

A typical school meal is maize and beans, or rice and beans with fish.

Did you know?

24.5% of the population are living below the International Poverty Line of $1.90 per day.

An estimated 500,000 children in Haiti are out of school.

4.4 million Haitians
need immediate 
food assistance.