January 17, 2019
Meet Mary’s Meals – Our New International Nourish One Partner
At Plexus, we are committed to doing our part to share health and happiness by providing top-quality nutritional products. We believe everyone should have access to good, affordable nutrition, however millions of children and families around the world are not able to get the nutrition they need to thrive. Our hope is that together we can help end hunger one meal at a time, which is why we have chosen to partner with organizations that share that mission.
It is in that spirit that we are pleased to announce that we are expanding our Nourish One Initiative by announcing Mary’s Meals as our international partner. Now, for every serving of Plexus Lean™ purchased in Canada and any of our future international markets, Plexus and Plexus Charities will donate the monetary equivalent of one meal to Mary’s Meals to help a child in need. There is no cap on the amount donated from Lean purchases.
Plexus announced the partnership with Mary’s Meals during Canadian Super Saturday events in Edmonton and Fredericton. Ambassadors at both locations celebrated the announcement of the partnership and were able to take pictures with the check representing the initial $25,000 donation.
Meet Our International Partner, Mary’s Meals
Mary’s Meals is a movement to help children suffering the effects of extreme poverty in the world’s poorest communities. The global Mary’s Meals campaign was born in 2002 when Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow visited Malawi during a famine and met a dying mother – when he asked her eldest son, Edward, what his dreams were in life, he replied simply: “To have enough food to eat and to go to school one day.” Together with partners like Plexus, Mary’s Meals helps to provide a daily meal to children at school, believing that every child deserves an education – and enough to eat. Through their efforts, Mary’s Meals currently feeds over 1.3 million children daily. For more information about Mary’s Meals, visit PlexusWorldwide.ca/nourish-one or MarysMealsusa.org.
“We are excited to partner with Plexus and its Canadian Ambassadors to bring new awareness to the 61 million hungry children in poverty-stricken communities around the world.” – Patty Burns, Director, Corporate Partnerships, Mary’s Meals USA
“Mary’s Meals mission aligns perfectly with our One Plexus belief that everyone is born with unlimited potential. We are proud to join hands with an organization that is committed to providing the means to help millions of children around the world reach that potential.” – Christopher Pair, President of Operations and International
“We are so excited to have a Nourish One partner doing so much good on a global level. Mary’s Meals does incredible work for millions of children who would otherwise go hungry every day and it is an honor and a privilege to partner with them and bring awareness to the crisis that is world hunger. Plexus Ambassadors in Canada are proud to support the volunteers with Mary’s Meals who ensure children get nourishment and an education, no matter where they live.” – Darla Brown, Plexus General Manager, Canada
Our Nourish One partnership with Feeding America® in the United States continues stronger than ever. Since its launch in June 2018, our partnership with Feeding America has provided nearly 4.8 million meals* to children and families in need throughout the United States.
Nourish One has been an incredible addition to our One Plexus culture and we are looking forward to our continued efforts with remarkable organizations like Feeding America in the United States and Mary’s Meals internationally.
*Every bag of Plexus Lean sold contributes a donation equivalent to 14 meals to Feeding America®, providing at least 1.5 million meals annually. $1 helps provide at least 10 meals secured by Feeding America® on behalf of local member food banks.
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