Meet our incredible meals provider, Mary's Meals

Meet our incredible meals provider, Mary's Meals

Mary's Meals vision is, “That every child receives one daily meal in their place of education and that all those who have more than they need, share with those who lack even the most basic things.” A simple but life-changing mission.

Founded by Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow over 20 years ago, Mary’s Meals feeds over 2 million children a year in 20 of the poorest countries in the world.

“What’s important to us is the hungry child. When there are hungry children in front of us today, we’re going to feed them, and at the same time we’re going to work on the solution to getting them fed in the long term, creating a global movement of people who believe in this vision.”

Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow,
Mary’s Meals Founder and CEO

Why do meals matter to YEAH LIFE?

Food and water are life’s basic necessities which every human being deserves. The reality of life for some children is going days without a meal and that is absolutely heart wrenching. Providing meals to these kids is what motivates us every day to create amazing ethical products and build a community of parents and children that share our values. Having a partnership with this incredible organisation gives us peace of mind to know that what we give is getting to the children.

“One simple decision, and thousands of starving children have been fed. That's what Magnus did.”

Gerard Butler

How does Yeah Life donate meals on every item sold?

Every month, we calculate how many items we have sold and the value of the meals associated with the item and donate that amount directly to Mary’s Meals Australia. You can find the number of meals donated on each product page. One t-shirt sold equates to 13 meals provided.

What is Yeah Life’s affiliation with Mary’s Meals?

Yeah Life is an official corporate partner of Mary’s Meals, as of June 2022. We have entered into a legally binding contract that outlines our commitment to Mary’s Meals. We want our customers to know that everything we commit to and say, we do.

“Through the grace and love provided by Mary's Meals, there is hope, there is a future, there is life.”

Celine Dion

How does Mary’s Meals spend their donations?

For every $1 given to Mary’s Meals, they spend 93c directly on feeding kids. Charity Navigator outlines that Mary’s Meals spends 92.9% on program expenses, 4.2% on admin expenses and the final 2.7% on fundraising expenses. They have rated Mary’s Meals 89.39 out of a 100 points, with a 100 out of a 100 for Accountability & Transparency.

Where does Mary’s Meals operate?

Mary’s Meals focuses on some of the poorest communities in the world, they currently feed over 2 million children in Syria, Lebanon, Benin, Myanmar, Ecuador, Haiti, India, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, South Sudan, Thailand, Uganda, Zambia, Yemen, Niger, Zimbabwe, Romania, Madagascar, and Ethiopia.

How can I find out more about Mary’s Meals?

You can visit the Mary’s Meals website or we suggest buying a copy of the book, “The Shed that Fed 2 Million Children: The extraordinary Story Of Mary’s Meals” which has 247 five star reviews on Amazon.

We hope this gives you a good understanding of why Yeah Life donates meals to kids in need with every sale and why we chose to partner with the amazing people at Mary’s Meals. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us on Instagram (@yeahlifeco) or via email.

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