Make your porridge smile this October

Make your porridge smile this October

World Porridge Day is back next month, raising funds and awareness of the work of Mary’s Meals.

People across the world will be encouraged to have fun with their porridge on 10th October by creating a smiley face or character using tasty toppings, taking a photo and sharing their image on social media, and donating £2 to Mary’s Meals.

Mary’s Meals works with some of the world’s poorest communities to set up school feeding programmes that encourage children to attend class, learn, and work towards a better future. Mary’s Meals provides nutritious daily meals to more than 1.25 million children every school day.

Across Africa, the children are served vitamin-enriched maize porridge before lessons begin. The Porridge Smiles campaign will run throughout October to highlight the difference a daily mug of porridge makes to the lives of hungry children and to raise vital funds for school meals.

Why not host a Porridge Party? Any time during October, you can organise a porridge party and invite friends, neighbours and colleagues, cook up a big pot of porridge and set out tasty toppings. To request your free Porridge Smiles fundraising pack, visit

To share your porridge smiles, tag marysmeals and Stoats using the hashtag #PorridgeSmiles. You can donate to the campaign by texting ‘OATS18 £2’ to 70070. Just £2 will provide a hung child with meals in school for a month.