GPI Supports Action Against Hunger’s Charity Auction

Leading folding carton specialist Graphic Packaging International (GPI) has continued its support of global charity Action Against Hunger by donating printed dishes for the organisation’s annual fundraising auction.

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The Auction Against Hunger event is now in its fifth year and assembles some of London’s most prestigious chefs for an evening of Michelin-starred street food, accompanied by a silent auction and games. This year’s event was held on 7 November at London’s iconic Borough Market, with a host of celebrity chefs including Gill Meller and Tom Hunt of River Cottage, The Modern Pantry’s Anna Hansen and Club Gascon’s Pascal Aussignac.

Rakhee Percy, GPI European Marketing Manager, said: “GPI is proud to be once again supporting Action Against Hunger’s important fundraising efforts. We manufactured and donated dishes for the event, specially printed with the charity’s logo, to serve the 800 guests.

“It is always a pleasure to help this charity’s vital work and we’re pleased to hear that over £56,000 was raised on the night, which will be doubled by the UK government to £112,000. A course of life-saving treatment for a malnourished child costs just £42, which helps to highlight that every donation really does make a difference.”

Action Against Hunger is a London based charity that works to provide vulnerable people affected by humanitarian crises and natural disasters with access to nutrition and safe water, saving the lives of malnourished children around the world.

The charity’s Auction Against Hunger events have raised more than £500,000 over the past four years, with 2016’s total reaching a fantastic £218,041.09 to help end child hunger around the world.

For more information, please visit Action Against Hunger.

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