SOLIHULL residents are being urged to help feed hungry children around the world by giving their time to the school feeding charity Mary’s Meals.
The charity provides a daily school meal to more than 2.4 million hungry children in some of the world’s poorest countries, attracting them into the classroom where they can gain an education and hope of a brighter future.
Mary’s Meals is highlighting the impact residents in the West Midlands can make by donating their time and skills, this Volunteers’ Week (June 1-7).
The charity’s work is only made possible by the dedication of volunteers across the globe, including people in the UK who raise awareness by organising fundraising events.
Morven Macgillivray, supporter engagement manager at Mary’s Meals, says: “Our work simply wouldn’t be possible without our wonderful volunteers.
“From the people here in the UK who raise awareness of our mission, to those in the countries where we work who cook and serve our school meals – our volunteers are the bedrock of everything we do to feed hungry children in some of the world’s poorest communities.
We would love to welcome more volunteers from the West Midlands to help us reach the next child waiting for Mary’s Meals.”
It costs Mary’s Meals just £19.15 to feed a hungry child for an entire school year.
Visit marysmeals.org.uk/volunteer for more information about volunteering opportunities with Mary’s Meals.