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Celebrity chefs join Action Against Hunger campaign

Celebrity chefs and restaurants across the UK are joining humanitarian charity Action Against Hunger’s ‘Love Food Give Food’ campaign.

Chefs including Angela Hartnett, Asma Khan and Heston Blumenthal are supporting the campaign as it aims to raise £550,000, enough money to provide life-saving food and nutrition for 13,000 children.

During September and October, restaurants will add a voluntary £1 to their diners’ table bill or a donation on a special dish to the charity, which supported more than 21 million people across 47 countries last year.

Every £1 donated equals one day’s worth of food to treat a child suffering from life-threatening hunger. Any more than that will support families to grow their own food, access clean water and get the healthcare they need.

Khan, star of Netflix series Chef’s Table, said: Growing up in India, I was privileged to never face hunger. Sadly, that isn’t the case for more than a quarter of the world’s population. Even the amazing ladies in my own kitchen, for many of them, sleeping on a full stomach was a luxury that they didn’t always have.

“For me, food isn’t just about sustenance, it can be a vehicle of change. It is about feeding people and nourishing their souls. This is why I am thrilled to be supporting Action Against Hunger’s campaign, a charity that I have been supporting since my very first supper club.”

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