Mary’s Meals doubles the love!

H2O Publishing is delighted that the Mary’s Meals charity is now reaching more than 94,000 hungry children in Zambia. This impressive feat has been achieved thanks to the incredible support shown to a previous UK government initiative.

We gave our backing to the charity’s Double The Love campaign – which saw public donations matched by the UK government, up to £2m, helping it to reach hungry children in the Eastern Province of the African country – back in 2018.

H2O Publishing and Contract Catering’s former sister title EDUcatering have long been passionate about Mary’s Meals, having supported the charity for over 10 years. In that time, with our generous readers’ help, we have raised more than £48,000.

Just £13.90 feeds a child for a year and ensures that they are in education. If you want to feed another child for a whole year, you can donate £13.90 at

Lukundo, 12, attends one of the schools receiving Mary’s Meals in the Kasenengwa district. He told us: “I love Mary’s Meals porridge. It gives me energy to positively contribute in class. The porridge has been very effective in improving my academic performance.” 

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