Carluccio’s has revealed that it has raised £2m for global humanitarian charity Action Against Hunger.
The Italian restaurant group has been a long-standing supporter of the charity since 2007 and achieved this fundraising milestone through customer and employee-driven initiatives in an aim to provide sustainable solutions to help end the world hunger crisis.
The funds were raised by including a discretionary 50p donation on the sale of one of their best-selling dishes, Penne Giardiniera. Carluccio’s staff also undertook additional fundraising activities, including running marathons and cycling the length of the UK.
Funds are currently supporting an Action Against Hunger nutrition project in Mali, where high acute malnutrition rates are cutting short thousands of young lives a year. Since the start of the partnership, Carluccio’s has also supported Action Against Hunger projects in Liberia, Zambia, Guinea, Burkina Faso and Senegal.
“We would like to thank all our customers for supporting Action Against Hunger and The Antonio Carluccio Foundation,” comments Mark Jones, CEO of Carluccio’s. “We have been lucky enough to see, feel and hopefully strengthen that connection at first hand. I’m very proud of the difference we have made as a team and the generous contributions of our customers since 2007.”