About World Porridge Day
World Porridge Day, on October 10th, is an international event that was first held in 2009.
The event is organized to raise funds for the charity Mary's Meals, based in Argyll, Scotland, to aid starving children in developing countries.
- Did you know? Porridge was also commonly used as prison breakfast for inmates in the British prison system during the 19th century and early 20th century, and so "doing porridge" became a slang term for a sentence in prison..
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- Did you know? In Scotland, farmers used to pour leftover porridge into a ‘porridge drawer’ at breakfast, where it would dry out, ready to be cut into slices and taken as an on-the-go lunchtime snack..