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Toronto chefs encourage food lovers to help end child hunger

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Annual campaign to raise money and awareness about global malnutrition

 

Toronto, ON—September 24, 2015: This October, Action Against Hunger/Action contre la Faim (ACF), a leading international humanitarian organization, is giving Canadian foodies a reason to celebrate with the fourth annual Love Food Give Food campaign. Running for the entire month of October, Love Food Give Food encourages Canadians to take their love of food further with small actions that make a big difference.

 

The concept is simple yet effective: a month-long celebration of food that encourages restaurants, professional chefs, amateur chefs and everyone in between to raise funds and awareness about child hunger and the solutions that exist to end it.

 

“Canadians love to eat out and try new cuisines – so this is a perfect opportunity to try a new restaurant and give back in the process,” says Matt Blondin, a Toronto chef who has worked with Action Against Hunger in Peru. “I was impressed to see how the Action Against Hunger team helped Peruvian villagers understand how and why their children get sick, and educate them so they can prevent it from happening. That is what makes this organization fantastic.”

 

There are several ways to get involved in this year’s campaign, from dining at participating restaurants, to attending the main event – Love Food Fest on October 15 – to hosting your own dinner party fundraiser.

 

Love Food Give Food Restaurant Program

During the month of October, Torontonians can order special Love Food Give Food menu items at participating restaurants. Each restaurant will then donate $1 from that item to support Action Against Hunger’s fight against malnutrition.

 

Love Food Fest

Taste the world on a plate! Featuring more than a dozen talented Toronto chefs and eight craft breweries and wineries, this evening of unlimited food, fun, and drinks helps support Action Against Hunger. Spread the word using #LoveFoodTO.

 

When: Thursday, October 15, 2015, 6-9:30pm

Where: The Gallery @ 99 Sudbury Street, Toronto

 

Each chef will prepare a dish inspired by the cuisine from one of the more than 45 countries in which Action Against Hunger works. For example, Celestin chef Ivan Tarazona is cooking something inspired by Peru and Levetto chef Shahir Massoud is cooking a dish inspired by Lebanon’s cuisine. Our full chef list is available at lovefoodgivefood.ca.

 

Be a Host

It’s easy to get involved in the fight against hunger and raise funds for the Love Food Give Food campaign. Individuals across Canada can raise money at work, in your community, at home, at school or through other networks. For those who love to cook, it’s fun and easy to host a brunch, lunch or dinner party and put your culinary talents to good use to raise funds and awareness for Action Against Hunger.

 

For more information on participating restaurants, ticket sales and how you can get involved, please visit lovefoodgivefood.ca.

Action Against Hunger / Action contre la Faim

Founded in France in 1979, Action Against Hunger / Action contre la Faim (ACF) is a leading international humanitarian organization committed to ending world hunger, with a special focus on children under five. Our programs save lives and provide communities with long-term solutions to hunger and its underlying causes. We work in more than 45 countries and reach approximately 7 million people annually. For more on Action Against Hunger, visit actionagainsthunger.ca

 

Facebook: /actioncontrelafaimcanada

Twitter: @ACF_Canada

YouTube: /ACFAAHCanada

 

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For more information, please contact:

Elaine Wong

Manager of Development

416-644-1016 ext 204

ewong@actioncontrelafaim.ca

 

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