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Fight Hunger. Eat Out
To coincide with UN World Food Day on 16 October, more than 500 chefs and restaurateurs up and down the country are joining forces for a month of fundraising for the humanitarian charity Action Against Hunger.
he campaign – Restaurants Against Hunger – encourages diners to ‘Fight hunger. Eat out.’ Participating restaurants then help the charity either by donating part of their takings from selected dishes, by adding a small optional donation to the bill or by hosting special events.
With the current world food crisis looking likely to continue and over 823 million people still not having enough to eat, Rick Stein puts Action Against Hunger’s case simply: “I believe it is important to take positive action. Together we can work towards a hunger-free world; a world where everybody can have enough food to eat and access to safe drinking water; a world where no child goes to sleep hungry.”
This year sees Restaurants Against Hunger marking a decade of raising essential funds to help those most in need to feed themselves. Last year the campaign in the UK raised over £300,000, with all funds going directly to support the vital work of Action Against Hunger. This year, the aim is to raise £450,000.
While the current campaign lasts officially for the month of October, the charity is always looking for funds. Why not run your own Action Against Hunger campaign? If you do, make sure you publicise it well and let your local media know. In this way you can benefit from a double feel-good factor as you are not only helping others, but also giving your establishment some good publicity.
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