The growing global hunger crisis requires immediate and unwavering commitment and support

The crisis plunges millions of people into acute famine in countries with reduced production capacity and access to food; children suffering a disproportionate impact.

Bloomfield, NJ –News Direct– Mary’s Meals USA

The catastrophic impact on global food programs from the confluence of conflict, climate, COVID, rising prices and disrupted supply chains requires immediate coordinated action. Mary’s Meals, an international school feeding charity, believes resource sharing and increased financial support are urgently needed to help prevent a global humanitarian hunger crisis, the effects of which could be felt for years to come. . Children are bearing a disproportionate impact from the growing global food crisis.

“For 20 years, Mary’s Meals has provided children in the world’s poorest communities with a daily meal at their place of education. Since we did this, I don’t remember so many humanitarian crises happening at the same time in the world. We continue to see that children are disproportionately affected by these crises,” says Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow, founder and CEO of Mary’s Meals, which feeds 2.2 million children every school day in 20 developing countries.

“The urgent need for humanitarian assistance is evident and must be met. We are in a race against time to fight widespread hunger today, while creating programs to end chronic poverty, enable food independence and reduce dependence on external aid. Increased cooperation from developed countries and increased financial support will be crucial to address the massive scale of hungry people as rising costs, natural disasters, disrupted supply chains and conflict converge. We firmly believe that hunger is not an abstract concept – it is the aching stomachs of children whose health and dreams are stolen,” says Mr. MacFarlane-Barrow.

Mary’s Meals argues that the growing global food crisis demands that the world’s developed countries pledge to help those of the world’s poorest countries most affected today. In its ongoing work, Mary’s Meals witnesses this impact every day. Yemen is described as the biggest humanitarian crisis in the world. The people of South Sudan and Ethiopia are victims of an ongoing conflict, in which entire communities are displaced, leaving families dependent on foreign aid. For countries like Haiti, Madagascar and Malawi, natural disasters have aggravated chronic poverty and hunger.


About Mary’s Meals

Mary’s Meals is a global movement that sets up school feeding projects in some of the world’s poorest communities, where poverty and hunger prevent children from accessing an education. Mary’s Meals works with volunteers around the country to provide a daily meal at a place of learning to bring chronically poor children into the classroom, where they receive an education that can lift them out of poverty. Mary’s Meals began by feeding just 200 children in Malawi in 2002. Today, the organization feeds 2,279,941 hungry children every school day on five continents, in the following countries: Benin, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Haiti, India, Kenya, Lebanon, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Myanmar, Niger, Romania, South Sudan, Syria, Thailand, Uganda, Yemen, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Mary’s Meals works with the United Nations World Food Program and is part of the Global School Meals Coalition, an emerging initiative of governments and partners to drive action that can urgently restore, improve and expand food systems and educational. For more information about Mary’s Meals, visit: or follow Mary’s Meals on TwitterFacebook or Instagram.


Interviews with Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow, founder and CEO of Mary’s Meals, are available. Additional images and information are available upon request. Contact: Helena Finnegan, +1 239-290-7788, [email protected]

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