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The UK food community unites for malnourished children

At the 2015 Auction Against Hunger event, 800 food lovers and the country's hottest chefs gathered at Street Feast in Dalston Yard for an evening of incredible food and fundraising

By Leah Oatway

May 22 2015

Last night, some of the hottest chefs in the country gathered at Street Feast’s Dalston Yard for a night of fun, food and fundraising in aid of Action Against Hunger.
 
An estimated 800 guests attended Auction Against Hunger, bidding on unique auction lots while enjoying food from the likes of Nuno Mendes (Chiltern Firehouse), Tom Parry (Kitty Fisher’s), Jose Pizarro (Pizarro Restaurant), and Nieves Barragán Mohacho (Barrafina).
 
Hosted by Gizzi Erskine and Tim Hayward, the best indoor street food party of the year (in our humble opinion) saw all chefs, traders and the venue itself – Street Feast’s Dalston Yard, donate their time and resources free of charge, raising a staggering £126,196 for our work worldwide.
 
“This is such a fantastic night for Action Against Hunger,” said Matt White, director of fundraising and communication for Action Against Hunger UK. 
 
“On the one hand you have a group of incredibly generous chefs and restaurants donating their services and wonderful food absolutely free. And on the other hand, you have 800 people passionate about food, enjoying themselves, creating a really exciting atmosphere and all coming together to raise money for malnourished children.”
 
For Jonathan Downey, Street Feast owner, seeing Michelin-starred chefs out of their usual restaurant setting was a treat. “I love the idea of top chefs cooking food street style in a car park in a back street of Dalston,” he said. “And I think they love it too.”
 
Judging by the feedback from chefs participating on the night, he was right. 
 
“I’ve been involved with Action Against Hunger’s work now for three or four years,” said Jose Pizarro, of Pizarro Restaurant. “I more than love this event. It is different because it comes from the heart. To be with all of my friends and making many new friends is fantastic. You’re helping make a difference and having a great time too.”
 
Guests bid generously on silent auction lots, supported by our partner Velocity, and during a live auction held under the guidance of Christie’s and charity auctioneer Tom Best. Among the unique prizes up for grabs: dinner with British television legend Sir Terry Wogan and the ultimate James Bond getaway – an exclusive Alpine break where the new James Bond film Spectre was recently filmed. 
 
Ben Maschler, co-founder of Auction Against Hunger and long-term Action Against Hunger ambassador, said he has been overwhelmed by the outpouring of support for the cause from Britain’s food-loving community. 
 
“It’s really humbling that all of these people have come and shown such an interest in what we’re trying to do here,” he said. 
 
On behalf of the Action Against Hunger team, a huge thank you to all who participated in some way in the 2015 Auction Against Hunger. The incredible money raised last night will mean so much to so many. 

Pictures from the night

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