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Could you use your baking skills to raise money for the Make a MEAL of it 2020 Campaign?

Throughout November and December, we would like to invite you to host a meal for friends or family according to social distancing regulations in aid of Open Arms Malawi.

Children eating

This November and December, we would like to invite you to take part in our annual Make a MEAL of It Campaign and raise money for Open Arms Malawi through baking and cooking. You can share your cooking and baking with members of your household in accordance with UK Government COVID-19 regulations, or virtually via social media. Scroll down for more fundraising ideas that you can do at home!

Make a MEAL of It is an annual campaign to fundraise for Open Arms Malawi to provide nutritious meals for the infants in our infant homes, food for the children who are returning to their communities after staying at Open Arms homes, and daily meals for children at our nursery schools. Your fundraising effort will transform the childrens' lives by providing them with nutritious meals! Simply encourage friends and family to donate the cost of a take-away or restaurant meal to Open Arms here

Catherine, one of our Open Arms volunteers, has kicked off our annual campaign by baking some heart-shaped Malawian Mbatata (sweet potato) cookies that she'll be sharing with her friends and family by dropping them off safely at their front doors, or even sending them in the post! So get baking, and share them with your family and friends. Follow the simple and tasty recipe below! 

Mbatata Cookie (Photo and Recipe Credit: Sarah Ozimek)

Mbatata Cookie

Mbatata Cookie Ingredients: Sweet potatoes, all-purpose flour, butter, brown sugar, raisins, cinnamon, salt, baking powder. Full Recipe Available here. 

Online fundraising ideas for Make a Meal of It:

Ø  Organise a live cooking demonstration online event for your family and friends on social media

Ø  Share with your family and friends the photos and videos of the dish that you made for the campaign on social media

Ø  Create a fundraiser on Open Arms Malawi’s Facebook page

Ø  Create a fundraiser for Open Arms Malawi on Instagram

Ø  Go to our Just Giving Fundraiser Campaign and become a fundraiser yourself

With the current COVID-19 pandemic in mind, we need to be as careful as possible to make sure all our fundraising activities comply with the current government regulations on social distancing so we encourage you to check your local rules when planning your activity.

We look forward to seeing you join in on the campaign! Please send us a picture of your Mbatata cookies or any dish that you make for Make a Meal of It.

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