Carluccio’s is a long-standing supporter of Action Against Hunger, a global humanitarian organisation that takes decisive action against the causes and effects of hunger. Action Against Hunger saves the lives of malnourished children and ensures that communities can access clean water, food, training and healthcare through its programmes in 47 countries around the world.
Inspired by the charity’s amazing work, Carluccio’s have now raised an incredible £1,900,000 through donating 50p from each sale of our best-selling Penne Giardiniera. This dish was created by our founder, Antonio Carluccio, in the early days of the restaurant’s history and we are proud that his legacy lives on, helping to raise funds for Action Against Hunger’s life-saving work, through the Antonio Carluccio Foundation. Funds have also been raised through the enthusiasm of Carluccio’s staff who have run marathons and cycled the length of the UK to support the charity.
Funds raised by Carluccio’s are currently supporting an Action Against Hunger nutrition project in Mali, West Africa, where high acute malnutrition rates are cutting short thousands of young lives every year. Because over 75% of the population live in rural areas, many have to travel long distances to reach the nearest health centre, which means that malnourished children are unable to access the treatment they desperately need. Action Against Hunger is working in Mali to increase the number of children treated for malnutrition by training Community Health Workers to identify children at risk and referring them for appropriate treatment. This is revolutionising the way malnourished children are diagnosed and treated so that they are able to grow up strong and healthy.
Since the start of the partnership Carluccio’s has also supported Action Against Hunger projects in Liberia, Zambia, Guinea, Burkina Faso and Senegal providing children and their families with happier, healthier futures.
We are also supporting Action Against Hunger’s emergency response work through our Emergency Fund, allowing the charity’s teams to help the most vulnerable in the first critical hours of a humanitarian crisis. Through the Emergency Fund, Carluccio’s are currently supporting Action Against Hunger’s emergency response in Sulawesi, Indonesia, where an estimated 15 million people have been affected by the devastation caused by the tsunami which struck on 28 September. You can read more about Action Against Hunger’s emergency response in Indonesia here.