The charity campaign ‘Pot for a Pot’ organised by the leading oats company, Stoats, in partnership with Mary’s Meals, has just been completed and it managed to raise enough funds to feed a school in Liberia, West Africa, for an entire year. The 300 children at Bambo Town Primary School will now receive a nourishing meal every day.
The campaign was founded around World Porridge Day, a global celebration of the dish that also supports Mary’s Meals to provide hungry children across the world with one meal every school day. The donations made from buying Stoats Original Porridge Charity Pots will go now into providing a mug of porridge for the children.
Stoats would like to take the time and thank its customers for their support and donations. Tony Stone, MD of Stoats, also wanted to mention that “Liberia is one of the world’s most impoverished countries and as an oats company, we know only too well what a good source of energy and nutrition these meals are. The further benefit is that the assurance of a daily meal also helps ensure the children attend school and receive the education they deserve.”
The partnership between Stoats and Mary’s Meals started in 2016 and they are committed to continue it in 2018 as well. “By getting involved in our Sponsor a School initiative and providing meals for a whole school, Stoats is supporting our efforts to reach more children with a life-changing daily meal,” said Hannah Stewart, Head of Fundraising at Mary’s Meals.
Mary’s Meals school feeding programme is completely owned and run by community volunteers in the countries involved. Liberia represents the charity’s second largest project country, where 126,002 children receive meals from Mary’s. It doesn’t only provide food, but it also supports the local community, its farmers, and the wider economy by serving local food where possible.