Restaurants called to take action against hunger

By Becky Paskin

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Related tags: Tom aikens, Malnutrition

Restaurants called to take action against hunger
Humanitarian charity, Action Against Hunger, are calling for restaurants to sign up for their annual industry campaign to help the word’s poorest countries

Once again restaurants and chefs nationwide are being called upon to sign up and help out less fortunate countries, in the tenth anniversary of the Restaurants against Hunger campaign this October.

Industry figures such as Tom Aikens, Michel Roux Jr, Raymond Blanc, Fay Maschler and Rick Stein, have all shown their support for the campaign, which is run by humanitarian charity Action Against Hunger.

The campaign’s focus of activity is the ‘Fight Hunger. Eat Out’ month in October, which coincides with UN World Food Day​ on October 16 and is expected to have the support of over 500 restaurants.

Tom Aikens said: "This gives us all the opportunity to do our part through what we do and love...providing much needed support for children and families around the world who still go to sleep hungry."

All the money raised goes directly to the Action Against Hunger fund, which works in 43 of the world’s poorest countries to save the lives of malnourished children and vulnerable populations.

Last year’s campaign saw the restaurant industry raise over £300k for Action Against Hunger, and this year the charity is hoping to reach a target of £450k.

Restaurants can make a difference by hosting a themed evening or special event, asking customers for optional donations or by giving a percentage of sales from certain dishes. Restaurants that have already signed up include Carluccios, Cinnamon Club, Tom`s Place, Giraffe​, L’Auberge, My Old Dutch and Rick Stein’s CafT.

For more fundraising ideas and information about signing up, visit www.restaurantsagainsthunger.org​ or call 020 8293 6190.

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