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14th March 2023

Action Against Hunger raises over £140,000 for Türkiye & Syria earthquake

Written by: Edward Waddell
International charity Action Against Hunger held a ‘Chefs Up’ with culinary stars event, which raised £140,090 for people in Türkiye and Syria following the earthquake last month.

Chefs including Angela Hartnett, Neil Borthwick, Robin Gill, Sabor’s Nieves Barragán Mohacho and Francesco Mazzei, took over the restaurant Darby’s in Wandsworth to cook up some food whilst fundraising for Action Against Hunger.

Action Against Hunger’s response to the earthquake in Türkiye and Syria has so far been concentrated on providing food, water, shelter, medical supplies as well as mental health support. There is also a community kitchen in Türkiye which can support up to 3,000 families up to three times a day.

Jean Michel-Grand, chief executive of Action Against Hunger, said: “Our chef supporters have once again shown how much they can quickly whisk up funds for the emergency. Natural disasters like the earthquake faced by Türkiye and Syria overturned people’s lives overnight.

“It has been a month since the earthquake, with jobs, houses and access to food still out of reach for many. Without basic needs like food, water and sanitation in this emergency, families and people can feel that a stable and healthy future is not possible.

“Action Against Hunger’s response in Türkiye and Syria has targeted these basic needs through food, shelter and cash distribution as well as mental health programmes. We cannot thank all the chefs at the fundraising event enough; the funds raised will go toward helping people pick themselves back up after the emergency.”