Just days after his Malibu home was partially burnt down in the California fires, Gerard Butler (or “Gerry” as we shall forever be calling him now) has made a trip to Haiti to share a meal with some school kids.
The Scottish superstar is on the Caribbean Island with Magnus Macfarlane-Barrow, founder of the Mary’s Meals program. What is that, you may be wondering? It’s a school feeding charity. And it is BEYOND awesome.
Mary’s Meals currently provides meals to kids across Haiti as well as over 1 million children around the world EVERY school day. Ecuador, India, Liberia, Kenya, Romania, Madagadcar, Syria. You name it, they’re probably already there, in some of the poorest communities in the world, preparing food.
“What an eventful couple of weeks,” Gerry says in an Insta post. “Been cheered up to no end by these beautiful souls who despite living in a country that has gone through so much hardship, have nothing but love to give. A real lesson for me right now.”
Gerry has been spending some time at École Communautaire Saint Michèl de Morne Mouton to see first-hand the impact the project is making on the lives of Haitian kids….and to try the meal himself! (We all gotta eat, no?)
On the menu is rice and beans with a sauce made of veggies and fish prepared by Mary’s Meals volunteers who then distribute it to nearly 42,000 children in Haiti every school day. It’s making a tangible dent in the world hunger crisis. And it’s keeping kids in school.
Gerry’s visit not only raises awareness about this awesome charity, but also puts a spotlight on the beautiful children of Haiti whose lives are being totally transformed by a little kindness from strangers.