Mary's Meals is a registered charity, formerly known as Scottish International Relief (SIR) that sets up school feeding projects in some of the world's poorest communities, where hunger and poverty prevent children from gaining an education. It was founded in 2002 and has grown from its first feeding operation of 200 children in Malawi, to a world-wide campaign, providing free school meals in hundreds of schools and feeding over 1 million children daily.
One of Mary's Meals' most high profile projects is the Backpack Project, which encourages school children to donate their old school backpacks and fill them with school materials such as notebooks, pencils, flip-flops and T-shirts, to send to children in countries such as Liberia, Uganda and Malawi.
Each year a small but enthusiastic group successfully promotes and organises the Backpack Project in the parish. If you would like to help with this please contact Fr John.