Today is a very special day for me. I’ve had the pleasure of guest posting over at NeverSeconds. If you haven’t checked out this blog yet, do it tout suite! The blog was created by an amazing young lady from Scotland who goes by VEG (Veritas Ex Gustu, which means “truth from tasting” in Latin). VEG is wise beyond her years and very creative and witty (ahem… Much like myself!). VEG started blogging her school lunches back in April 2012, and her blog went viral almost instantly. Her blogging days were cut seemingly short not long after she got started as a result of her school council banning VEG from taking photos of her lunches. A short time later however, this was over turned and all was again right with the world (you can read about it HERE.
You might question why a 9 year old girl blogging about her lunches is newsworthy. Well, aside from the fact that this young lady is super funny and writes amazingly well, there’s a phenominal philanthropic motive behind her blog. She’s also on a mission to collect money for an amazing organization called Mary’s Meals which “is a global movement that sets up school feeding projects in some of the world’s poorest communities, where hunger and poverty prevent children from gaining an education” Please, take a moment to go check out this amazing organization that VEG and her supporters have done so much for. With an original goal of raising £7,000.00 her current contributions are sitting at £112,308.86. That’s absolutely amazing if you ask me!! If you’re interested in donating head over to JustGiving to donate. It costs roughly $16 (CAD or USD) to feed a child for a whole YEAR!! That’s nuts if you ask me! The proceeds from all the donations are currently building the “Friends of NeverSeconds” kitchen in Malawi! Absolutely amazing if you ask me! VEG will be visiting it in a few months which I’m sure will be an excellent experience that I’m excited to read all about!
So please, head over to NeverSeconds to see my guest post for today and this lunch.
edited to add: A big huge congrats to VEG who has authored a book with her dad!! It’s available for preorder on Amazon and every sale will feed 25 children in Malawi for a day with Mary’s Meals! Amazing! Great job again VEG!