Charity calls for restaurants to help tackle hunger
Charity Action Against Hunger is inviting restaurants across the UK to take part in the Love Food Give Food campaign, which encourages diners to add £1 to their bill to help support those facing life-threatening hunger.
The initiative, which runs through September and October, is already being supported by over 200 restaurants across the UK, including Yo! Sushi, Hakkasan and Darjeeling Express.
The money raised will go towards those suffering from hunger and malnutrition in the UK and around the world. For example, the charity says just £1 will cover the cost of a day’s worth of food to treat a severely malnourished child, £25 is enough to fund an emergency kitchen kit for a family of five people and £42 is enough to pay for a 6-week treatment of ready to use therapeutic food to help save a malnourished child’s life.
Jean-Michel Grand, executive director of Action Against Hunger, comments: “This year we celebrate Love Food Give Food’s 10th anniversary. We have had fantastic support from the hospitality industry over the last 10 years, which has raised over £3 million and supported 17 million people. The money raised by restaurants and their diners has helped fight against hunger and malnutrition in 46 countries, including here in the UK.”
For more information on getting involved with Love Food Give Food, visit https://www.actionagainsthunger.org.uk/lfgf