Mary’s Meals, named in honour of Our Lady, feeds 2,429,182 children in 18 countries every day at their schools, using local produce. It costs just €22 to feed a child for a year, and administrative costs are kept to a minimum at 7 cent in the Euro.
Starting on Monday 7th August, Irish volunteers will begin to walk to Knock, from a number of starting points around the country, and they are all due to arrive in Knock on 15th August, the Feast of the Assumption.
Two volunteers will begin from Kilkenny via Castlecomer from the heart of our Diocese.
To learn about the history of Mary’s Meals you might like to look at these videos Child 31 – The Story of Mary’s Meals – YouTube and a more recent film of the work in Haiti and Liberia featuring the actor Gerard Butler Love Reaches Everywhere: New film featuring Gerard Butler! – YouTube. The Irish website is www.marysmeals.ie.
We wish all involved the very best in supporting this wonderful initiative.