Mary's Meals, the international humanitarian organisation is opening the new centre and facilities in the recycled cargo container. Their facilities are in the style of the African classroom with photos that show work of Mary’s Meals throughout the world. They give information on the issue of the hunger in the world and simple solution they offer for its solution. Mary’s Meals provide daily meal for more than 1.2 million children in the 15 poorest countries in the world. This centre will be essential in maintaining the connection between Mary’s Meals and Medjugorje where it came from. This project is the simple idea that functions by providing a warm meal for the hungry children in the poorest countries all over the world each day. For most of those children, this is the only meal they get on that day, but at the same time it is the meal that transforms their lives, satisfies the need for food and enables them to have education that could save them from the poverty in the future.
The Information Centre of Mary’s Meals, located at the main road in Medjugorje, serves to provide the support to all those who visit them during their pilgrimages and provides an opportunity to them to be active in their humanitarian mission with prayer and fasting.
The founder and the global executive director of Mary’s Meals, Magnus MacFarlane Barrow said: “It is our great joy to announce the opening of our centre in Medjugoje and we are honoured to be able to welcome our visitors in our new home, at this very special place, where the seed of our work began, as well as to invite all pilgrims to participate in our mission by fasting and prayer.”
Mary’s Meals began by feeding only 200 children in Malawi in 2002, and today this organisation provides a warm meal to 1.257.278 hungry children in the 15 countries.
All those who were involved in the first project of Mary’s Meals were people whose lives were changed by pilgrimage to Medjugorje. They decided to name the organisation in the honour of the Blessed Virgin Mary, mother of Jesus, who raised her own child in the poverty.
Please visit their official web site to find out more about how they were established. (photos)