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The Shed That Fed A Million Children
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The Shed That Fed A Million Children

The Extrordinary Story of Mary's Meals by Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow.

After watching a news bulletin about war-torn Bosnia, the two brothers agreed to take a week’s hiatus from work to help.

What neither of them expected is that what began as a one-time road trip in a beaten-up Landrover rapidly grew to become Magnus’s life’s work – leading him to leave his job, sell his house and direct all his efforts to feeding thousands of the world’s poorest children.

Magnus retells how a series of miraculous circumstances and an overwhelming display of love from those around him led to the creation of Mary’s Meals; an organisation that could hold the key to eradicating child hunger altogether. This humble, heart-warming yet powerful story has never been more relevant in our society of plenty and privilege. It will open your eyes to the extraordinary impact that one person can make.
Magnus grew up in the beautiful countryside of Dalmally, Argyll. It is here that the shed that began the enterprise is based. In 1984 his parents felt called to convert their guest house, Craig Lodge, into a Catholic retreat Centre.This is now run by The Craig Lodge Community, a young, lay community of the Roman Catholic Church. The Mary's Meals charity still has the shed and its  headquarters in Craig Lodge grounds.
320 pages/ hardback. 

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

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

“This book is a must-read for anyone wishing to see how one person can change the life of millions.” – Duncan Bannatyne

'If one fact should resonate in our minds, it might be that the average cost of a lunch in the United States could feed a child in a developing country for an entire year.' - Annie Lennox


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