Mary’s Meals


A fourth season of failed rains is causing one of the worst droughts East Africa has seen in decades. In Turkana, in northern Kenya, crops won’t grow in the parched ground and animals are beginning to die. 

In his new blog, our founder Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow meets a farmer named Ekai who fears people in his community – and even his own family – won’t survive the year. He is not the only one.  

The many challenges we see elsewhere in the world today – including conflict, food insecurity and the cost of living crisis, which we are all experiencing – are compounding the difficulties faced by the people of Turkana.

In these desperate times, Mary’s Meals is a beacon of hope and – thanks to your kindness – more than 120,000 children in Turkana eat our nutritious meals each school day.

Every single thing that people do for our mission makes an enormous difference to those children, allowing them to gain an education and look to a much brighter future.

It costs just £15.90 to feed a child for a year with Mary’s Meals. Please donate today, if you can, so we can keep feeding the children who rely on our life-changing school meals – and also reach the next child waiting.