CHURCH INVOLVEMENT

GETTING STARTED

Mary’s Meals’ mission, to provide a daily school meal to some of the world’s poorest children, thrives on grassroots support from churches like yours. Through awareness activities, prayer, or fundraising, every way that your congregation supports Mary’s Meals with “little acts of great love” helps Mary’s Meals feed more children!

Here are some ideas on how your church family can support Mary’s Meals!

SEND AND RECEIVE

Invite your congregation to learn more about Mary’s Meals through a simple text message. For every person who signs up to join the Mary’s Meals family, an anonymous donor will feed a child for an entire school year in their honor!

PRAYER

Mary’s Meals is a fruit of prayer. Organize a holy hour or other prayer event for Mary’s Meals and for the children who receive Mary’s Meals at their school.

SCHEDULE A MARY’S MEALS SPEAKER

Mary’s Meals can send a speaker for a pulpit talk, Mission Appeal, Adult Ed, Sunday school, student ministry, or any other event. We can visit in person or schedule a virtual speaking engagement!

CCD, ADVENT, AND OTHER RELIGIOUS ED

Mary’s Meals can offer content for a wide spectrum of your Religious Ed programming. Whether its CCD, Adult Ed, VBS, Advent or other liturgical seasons, let Mary’s Meals provide content to supplement your lessons!

RUN AS ONE

Looking for the perfect way to engage your congregation in a fun fellowship event, get active, and support Mary’s Meals? Join the annual “Run as One” virtual race, held each year during Thanksgiving week. Run or walk any distance at any pace in your own community, and show your church’s support for Mary’s Meals.

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SECOND COLLECTION

Every $0.11 covers the cost for Mary’s Meals to provide another meal, and $21 feeds a child for an entire school year. Any second collection – or penny war, bake sale, or other fun fundraisers – is a great gift to Mary’s Meals.

For more information about how your church can engage with Mary’s Meals, please contact Rob Turner at rob.turner@marysmeals.org or 1-800-385-4983 ext. 2.