I’ve seen first-hand the joy and hope that it brings to children’s lives

"Now, we’re at two million. But we can still do better – so upwards and onwards now to three million.”

Back to all stories | Posted on 09/10/21 in NewsBlogAnnouncement

Actor Gerard Butler congratulated the charity Mary’s Meals for reaching the milestone of feeding two million children every school day, but urged its supporters not to stop there. The actor sent his message of support to the global school feeding charity, which recently announced the landmark achievement of providing 2,058,099 children in some of the world’s poorest countries with life-changing meals every school day.

Gerard, 51, is a long-term supporter of the work of Mary’s Meals, having visited its projects in Liberia and Haiti in recent years and has seen for himself how the meals it provides are helping to transform the lives of hungry children.

Mirebelais, Haiti November 18, 2021

In a special video message for Mary’s Meals, Gerard said: “Congratulations Mary’s Meals on reaching this landmark milestone of feeding two million children every school day. It’s a huge achievement and I’m personally so proud to be a supporter of Mary’s Meals because I’ve seen first-hand the joy and hope that it brings to children’s lives, and it really does show that food in a child’s place of education does change the story. Now, we’re at two million. But we can still do better – so upwards and onwards now to three million.” 

Thanks to its incredible supporters and volunteers in the United States and around the world, Mary’s Meals is providing a daily nutritious meal to more than two million children across 19 countries. The charity provides food in a place of education to help even the most vulnerable children to attend school and concentrate in lessons, giving them the freedom to learn and the chance to fulfill their potential. However, with more than 58 million children still out of school around the world, Gerard’s call for the charity to continue its work has been echoed by Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow, founder and CEO of Mary’s Meals. “Last week, we celebrated an amazing moment in the Mary’s Meals story when we saw more than two million children eat Mary’s Meals in a place of education. I thank you with all my heart on behalf of each of those children, for every bit of hard work, for every gift given, for all those unique things each person brings to this enormous Mary’s Meals’ table. Thank you, and please let’s keep going forward,” said Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow. 

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