Welcome to theBIGmeal.org

The BIG meal is a project of Mission International.

For many children around the world Christmas can be the most exciting time of the year, they can't wait to see what has arrived for them on Christmas morning, however there are so many more for whom Christmas day is much the same as every other day of the year.  

Hunger and grinding poverty make their Christmas day one that they would rather forget.
The BIG Meal provides a meal on Christmas Day for needy children in the developing world in an attempt to make their Christmas day one that they can happily remember.

To see more on the BIG meal over the last few Christmases please view the links on the left sidebar!
Why support the BIG meal?
In supporting the BIG meal you are making a huge difference to the lives of children in the developing world.   The message of love which reaches the heart of a child when they receive a precious life sustaining gift, like a special meal, is very powerful.   The meal communicates that somebody actually cares, that they are not forgotten, that out there somewhere are caring individuals who are seeking the best for them.
The BIG meal is nourishing, filling and tasty.   The children receive meat too as part of their meal, which for them is very special.   The food is followed by a drink of fizzy soda which for them is so special since they are unlikely to have this kind of drink due to the cost.
Children are also treated to hearing the Christmas story; a very special rendition by a story teller or in the form of a Nativity play.   Your donation, whether for one child or more, will make all the difference in the world for those who celebrate a very special Christmas due to the BIG meal.

Where is the BIG meal served?
In 2012 the BIG meal was served in 11 countries, and it is likely that this number will increase over time.   
  1. Burundi
  2. DR Congo
  3. Ghana
  4. Haiti
  5. India
  6. Kenya
  7. Malawi
  8. Pakistan
  9. Rwanda
  10. Tanzania
  11. Uganda
A number of other locations are asking for the BIG meal to come to their community, however we don't yet have the resources to roll the BIG meal out any further at present.

Getting Involved:
Raising funds for the BIG meal in your locality would help us to share the BIG meal with more and more needy children on Christmas day every year.   If you would like to raise funds for the BIG meal, please get in touch with us

Mighty Meals:
Mission International also runs the Mighty Meals programme which for £2.00/month provides a meal every day for children at school.
 Support the BIG Meal by using the forms attached below or via PayPal

Hugh Henderson,
13 May 2010, 06:42
Hugh Henderson,
13 May 2010, 06:42
Hugh Henderson,
11 Apr 2011, 10:22