Tuesday 10th October is World Porridge Day 2017. Today, Lady Lynne and I are posting our #PorridgeSmiles pictures and texting ‘OATS17 £2’ to 70070 to provide a hungry child with school meals for a month. I'm asking YOU my Neil's Healthy Meals readers to donate too and to bring a smile to a hungry child, with porridge!
World Porridge Day 2017 aims to raise awareness of the role that a simple bowl of porridge plays at Mary's Meals projects in Malawi and Liberia.
It's in Malawi and Liberia that Mary's Meals have their largest school feeding programmes. Every school day children there receive a daily mug of vitamin-enriched maize porridge. This provides an incentive for children to go to school.
What this means is that chronically poor children are attracted to the classroom where they can gain a basic education that can provide an escape route from poverty.
World Porridge Day celebrates the huge difference this daily mug of porridge makes to the lives of chronically hungry children.
It's no secret that Lady Lynne and I are huge lovers of Scotland's traditional national dish, porridge.
So last year, when Mary's Meals alerted us to the crisis in Malawi, and how we can help just by creating our #PorridgeSmiles pictures and then texting ‘OATS17 £2’ to 70070 to provide a hungry child with school meals for a month there were no questions to ask.
In fact, I was so taken with how Mary's Meals philosophy and meaning fitted my own personal values, that after reading "The Shed That Fed A Million Children" I set up a regular monthly cash donation to the charity.
All you need to do to help too is Text ‘OATS17 £2’ to 70070 if you're a UK reader.
Other Ways To Donate To World Porridge Day 2017
Paying in online
Deposit your donations using a debit or credit card at www.worldporridgeday.com (please use unique reference number 0069 when prompted).
Paying in cash
You can pay donations directly into Mary's Meals bank account, free of charge at your local branch of Royal Bank of Scotland (other banks may charge a small fee):
Royal Bank of Scotland
Account name: Mary's Meals
Account number: 00609134
Sort code : 83-26-24
Please help to provide a nutritious daily meal to more than 1.1 million of the world’s poorest children every day they attend school.
Whatever way you donate, your contribution is vital.
Thank you for helping to make a difference.
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David @ Spiced
What a great cause! It sounds like Mary’s Meals is one heck of a great organization. This post totally reminded me how much I love porridge. I missed World Porridge Day this year as I've been travelling the last few days...but better late than never, right? 🙂
Hope you've been enjoying your travels David. 🙂
Absolutely better late than never. I'm happy to enjoy porridge all year round!
Yes, Mary's Meals is a fantastic organisation giving people hand-ups in life with education. Something they can use to change their own life's instead of receiving constant hand-outs I think.