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Top restaurants in Spain’s Andalucia join nationwide campaign to end child hunger

OVER 200 Andalucian restaurants will take part in Restaurantes Contra el Hambre, an initiative aimed at reducing child hunger.

The 10th anniversary of the campaign is being celebrated by the publication of a restaurant guide that lists eating establishments committed to reducing child hunger. 

Money raised by the campaign will go to the charity Accion Contra el Hambre, which fights to reduce child hunger. 

Each participating restaurant will feature ‘solidarity’ dishes that will see between €0.5 and €2 of their price donated to the charity to be used for ‘prevention, diagnosis and treatment of malnutrition’. 

TOP STAR: Andalucian chef Jose Carlos Garcia (left) is one of those participating at the event

A shocking 45% of deaths in children under the age of five around the world are caused by hunger.

Andalucian chef Jose Carlos Garcia, who owns an eponymous Michelin starred restaurant in Malaga, is among the top Andalucian chefs taking part in the initiative.

“All restaurateurs have a responsibility to share and put our entire team on guard to collaborate in the fight against hunger,” he said. 

Paco Morales of Michelin starred Noor restaurant in Cordoba, is also supporting the campaign. 

Other Andalucian restaurants helping out with the project include Sale Los Atanores, which specialises in sourcing ingredients for meals locally and Sevilla’s upmarket Restaurante Oriza.

In total over 1,200 restaurants across Spain will participate.

Accion contra el Hambre helped thousands of people in Spain following the 2008 financial crisis. The charity provides aid to people in 22 African countries and across Asia, the Americas and the Middle East. 

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