Mary’s Meals reopens following lockdown

Jennifer McMaster, Oban shop manager, outside the shop.

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Oban residents can help feed hungry children around the world by visiting the Mary’s Meals shop on Stevenson Street.

The shop has reopened following its temporary closure as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

Measures introduced to ensure the safety of customers, volunteers and staff include a 72-hour quarantine period for all donations and clothing which is being steamed.

Mary’s Meals was set up to provide nutritious meals at school for children living in some of the world’s poorest communities.

Jennifer McMaster, manager of the Oban branch, said: ‘By donating unwanted goods and shopping with us in Oban people can make a real difference to the lives of hungry children living around the world.

‘I am so pleased our shop has reopened and look forward to seeing customers again soon.’

Mary’s Meals works in 19 countries around the world. With schools across the globe closed as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, it has been quick to adapt, working with governments and communities to develop safe methods of distribution which allow almost all the children who normally enjoy its meals to eat at home instead.

It costs just £15.90 to feed a child in school with Mary’s Meals for a school year.
To find out more about the work of the charity, visit