Innovate Services Ltd, the innovative catering facilities operator to the education sector, has announced it is supporting Mary’s Meals as its designated charity. 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.
The idea behind Mary’s Meals is a simple one that works. The charity provides one daily meal in a place of learning in order to attract chronically hungry children into a classroom, where they receive an education that can, in the future, be their ladder out of poverty.
Mary’s Meals began by feeding just 200 children in Malawi in 2002. Today, the charity is providing daily meals to over 650,000 hungry children every day in 16 different countries across the world, including Kenya, Haiti, Uganda, Liberia and India. It costs Mary’s Meals just £10.70 to feed a child for a whole school year.
As part of its commitment to the charity, Innovate will be donating 4p for every bottle of water sold at its 65+ sites across the UK, which is enough to feed one child at school for a day.
Representatives from Mary’s Meals will be visiting a number of Innovate’s school sites over the coming school terms to provide students with an insight into the work the charity carries out and to educate them about how donations are used to provide vital food aid to vulnerable children across the world.
Abeer Macintyre, Head of Supporter Care at Mary’s Meals, said, “We are delighted and excited by this initiative by Innovate. By simply purchasing a bottle of water, you can buy a meal for one of the world’s poorest children. That meal will be life-changing for them. This is a perfect example of global citizenship and we are extremely grateful to Innovate for playing its part in creating a more equal world where those of us who have so much are able to share with those who lack even the most basic things.”
Nick Freeman, Student & Client Liaison, Innovate Services said, “Mary’s Meals is such a worthy cause, providing food to hungry children in their local schools in areas where poverty and hunger is a major issue. The work the charity undertakes offers a double benefit as not only is the child receiving a vital meal but gaining an education, which may help towards improved future prospects. Here at Innovate, we are so pleased to be working with Mary’s Meals to raise awareness of famine in the Third World, by presenting the campaign to students here in the UK.”
For further information regarding Innovate Services, visit http://innovate-services.com/marys.htm. For more details regarding Mary’s Meals or to make a donation visit http://www.marysmeals.org.uk/.
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About Innovate Services Ltd
Innovate Services Ltd established in 2007 to offer an exciting new approach to catering in schools, academies and colleges, driven by a goal to inspire students with a blend of healthy eating and an inviting space in which they enjoy spending their time.
Innovate, in partnership with education business managers, head-teachers, staff and students, turns old, drab canteens into modern, vibrant multi-functional spaces that bring a new heart to the school or college. The team focuses on creating great food, which is healthy and importantly what students want to eat. Innovate reduces queues and massively expands choice and availability and the results speak for themselves, with many schools, academies and colleges typically doubling meal uptake.
Innovate provides a modern catering service, while delivering a host of value-added services and curriculum support initiatives.
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