Big Family Christmas

Celebrate Christmas with Mary’s Meals

To take part in our Big Family Christmas, please visit our international site where you can buy a place at our virtual Christmas table for AU $25.00. Each place will provide a hungry child with daily meals for a whole school year!

When you set a place at our Christmas table, you will receive a digital placemat that can be printed or shared online.

Donations made via our international site are processed via Stripe and are non-tax deductible. For more info click here.

Who we are

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 gaining an education.

Our idea is a simple one that works. We provide one daily meal in a place of learning in order to attract chronically poor children into the classroom, where they receive an education that can, in the future, be their ladder out of poverty.

Our vision

Our vision is that every child receives one daily meal in their place of education and that all those who have more than they need, share with those who lack even the most basic things.

Our mission

Our mission is to enable people to offer their money, goods, skills, time, or prayer, and through this involvement, provide the most effective help to those suffering the effects of extreme poverty in the world’s poorest communities.


It costs just AU $25.00 to feed a child for a whole school year.

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Donation Total: $25.00 One Time

If you’ve made one or more donations previously, click here to view them.

What we do

Mary’s Meals feeds 1,504,471 children every day at school in 18 different countries, across Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean.


The average cost of feeding a child for a whole school year is just AU $25.00.

Mary’s Meals has served more than one billion meals to impoverished children around the world. The billionth meal was served in Noida, India, in 2017. Where Mary’s Meals is active, there is a rise in rates of enrolment, attendance and academic performance.

We have a commitment to keeping our running costs low, with at least 93% of donations being spent on our charitable activities.

We are determined to keep our promise of a nutritious daily meal in school to those children already enrolled in our school feeding programme and – as funds allow – reach out to the next hungry child waiting for Mary’s Meals.

Get involved

To find out more about Mary’s Meals Australia and how you can get involved, please get in touch using the details below. We would love to hear from you!

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