The Double the Love campaign, which ran from 1 November 2020 to 31 January 2021, aimed to help families in Liberia where hunger prevents children from attending school.
A spokesperson for Mary’s Meals, said: “Funds raised above the match funding total are already helping us to feed hungry children in the other 18 countries where we work. We’re so grateful to all our generous supporters for helping us to Double The Love!”
Half of children in Liberia drop out of school before they finish their primary school education. Eight-year-old Massa, who walks forty minutes to Volkor Public School in Liberia, told Mary’s Meals: “Sometimes there is nothing for me to eat at home before I go to school, and I feel so hungry.
“The food I eat at school makes me feel good and happy, and helps me to concentrate in class. It also helps my mother as she finds it hard to find food for us all to eat.”