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Caldwell University to Host Screening of Film CHILD 31 & Lecture with Mary’s Meals Founder

Grassroots Films follows groundbreaking work in providing a simple solution to world hunger

Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow, Mary's Meals founder and CEO
Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow, Mary’s Meals founder and CEO, outside the organization’s global headquarters in Dalmally, Scotland. He will speak on campus on Tuesday April 9 at 7 p.m. (Photo credit Angela Catlin)


Caldwell, NJ – January 23, 2013 – Caldwell University will host a screening of the film Child 31, the story of Mary’s Meals followed by a presentation with the founder of the international charity Magnus Macfarlane-Barrow on Tuesday April 9 at 7 p.m. in The Westervelt Lecture Hall, 1st floor, Werner Hall.  Admission is free and open to the public.

Child 31 PosterIn this powerful new documentary film, Grassroots Films captures Mary’s Meals’ life-changing work in action throughout Malawi, Kenya, and India and its mission to help millions of children realize their dreams. The film follows MacFarlane-Barrow, a 2010 CNN Hero, and provides a glimpse into his simple, yet groundbreaking, approach that is working to lift the developing world out of poverty and give a face to hunger’s deadly numbers.

Macfarlane-Barrow will explain how Mary’s Meals sets up school feeding projects in some of the world’s poorest communities where hunger and poverty prevent children from gaining an education.

The organization began by feeding 200 children in Malawi in 2002. Today it feeds over 700,000 children every school day.

The event is being presented by several clubs including The Caldwell University Irish Club, The Caldwell University Accounting Club, Caldwell University Students for Life, and Campus Ministry.

Parking on campus is free.

For more information contact: Colette Liddy at cliddy@caldwell.edu or 973-618-3209 or Rosie Burke at rburke@caldwell.edu.

To find out more go to:
http://www.marysmealsusa.org/ and http://www.whoischild31.com/