A 9-Year-Old Raises £100,000 for Mary's Meals

A 9-year-old in Scotland started documenting her meals daily, all while hosting a Just Giving page to raise money for Mary’s Meals, a nonprofit that provides meals for school children in poor communities around the world.

When Martha Payne, or VEG as she calls herself on her blog NeverSeconds, which stands for Veritas Ex Gustu or “truth from tasting” in Latin, started getting offers for radio interviews the school temporarily suspended her ability to photograph her lunch. However, that was soon reversed, and she continued posting and rating her lunches.

VEG rates each lunch on taste, number of bites, courses, health, price, and pieces of hair. She also features a lunch from a school child around the globe. If you want to send in a photo and rating of your lunch or your child’s lunch, you can send your photos to

Martha will have the opportunity to travel to Malawi to help finish the sign for the kitchen she helped to fund, as well as to meet some of the students she’s been helping feed through her Just Giving site and her blog. Her story is definitely inspiring to see what a difference one person can make in the lives of so many others.

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