Good Karma Friday: Martha Payne (Veg) and Mary’s Meals

Jamie Oliver (yes, THAT Jamie Oliver!) tweeted out about a wee girl in a primary school in Scotland who started a school lunch blog just this last May. Her goal was to take a picture of her school lunch every day and blog about it and the nutritional values with a simple rating system. Her school has been very supportive of the project.

Last year, Veg (as she calls herself) and her school friends began a project to raise money to support a charity lunch program called Mary’s Meals. She included a link on her blog so visitors could donate. She’s quite a girl!

Last month, Veg was interviewed by the BBC and, as you can expect, the school council took notice. In fact, yesterday, 14 June, the council asked her to stop taking photos of her lunches because of an article in a newspaper.

And then…

The power of social media stepped in and the indignation, amazement, and general uproar of the people was heard around the world! It took less than ONE day. Veg reported the good news today, Friday, that she will be back on Monday with a photo of her lunch!

Read her great blog, NeverSeconds, One primary school pupil’s daily dose of school dinners, and support Mary’s Meals. It’s good for your Karma.

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