Established by The Golden Spurtle World Porridge Making Championships, World Porridge Day is an annual event created to support the work of the Scottish Charity ‘Mary’s Meals’. Now in it’s fifth year, the event is a celebration of the traditional Scottish dish, and a chance to draw attention to the vital role that porridge plays at the charities school feeding projects in Malawi.
The morning Porridge ‘likuni phala‘ served by Mary’s Meals to over 690,000 school children in Malawi it is a powerful incentive to go to school and, for many, the only nutritious meal they will have that day.
Mary’s Meals ‘World Porridge Day’ needs your support! So tomorrow please join me by following @Mary’sMeals and tweeting a photo of your Porridge breakfast with the #WorldPorridgeDay.
If you can, please also consider making a donation to Mary’s Meals. It doesn’t matter how small it is, perhaps you could make your own Porridge tomorrow, instead of buying a takeaway breakfast, and donate £4. Or forgo your morning cup of coffee and donate £3. When it costs just £12.20 to feed a child for a whole year your donation, not matter how small, really does count.