A charity has joined forces with top restaurants in Leeds calling on diners to help raise funds to help children around the world to survive, by doing what they do best – dining out.
During September and October 2017, and joining hundreds of restaurants across the nation, restaurants including Bundobust, Friends of Ham and Ox Club will support Action Against Hunger by giving customers the opportunity to add a small donation to their bill or offering certain dishes where a percentage of the cost goes to Action Against Hunger’s Healthy Mums Healthy Kids appeal.
What’s more, UK aid, from the Department for International Development, will match every penny raised by the British public in the appeal, helping Action Against Hunger to eradicate life-threatening malnutrition from Matam, a province in north-eastern Senegal.
Matthew White, director of fundraising and communications at Action Against Hunger, said: “Many children in Matam suffer from life-threatening malnutrition. Our Healthy Mums Healthy Kids appeal aims to provide young mums in Senegal with good nutrition and support so their children can have a healthy start in life.
“All you have to do is eat out at your favourite participating restaurant and as a result help mums and kids have healthier, happier futures.”
Secretary of State for International Development, Priti Patel, said: “Malnutrition has a devastating and long-lasting impact on people’s lives. It damages the growth and development of children - trapping families further into a cycle of grinding poverty.
“Sadly, children and women suffer most; they often eat last at meal time, missing out on the most nutritious food.
“UK aid will match the generosity of the British public and double the money donated to Action Against Hunger’s appeal to help save vulnerable children and their mothers in Senegal so they can go on to grow to their full, healthy potential.”
Diners will also have the fantastic chance to win dinner for two at a top restaurant every month for a year by following @ACF_UK on Twitter or Instagram and sharing a photo of the restaurant they are dining at with the hashtag #LoveFoodGiveFood