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'CNN Heroes: 10 Years On' is celebrating some of CNN's past heroes

Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow was recognized as a CNN hero in 2010.

His program provides more than 1 million students in 12 countries with free, nutritious meals every school day

Nominations are open for 2016 CNN Heroes

Editor’s Note: Magnus MacFarlane Barrow was recognized in 2010 as a Top 10 CNN Hero. Last year, his feeding program, Mary’s Meals, hit the milestone of feeding 1 million children per day. As of this month, it is reaching an additional 100,000 children every school day, and continues to grow.

(CNN) —  

A bowl of porridge.

It can seem so simple. But for a hungry child and his parents, it is reason to celebrate.

Every weekday, in 12 countries around the globe, Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow gives this life-changing gift to schoolchildren. His program, Mary’s Meals, has provided them with free, nutritious meals since 2002.