Filipinos love to eat. From time to time, we would gather to celebrate special occasions such as birthdays, anniversaries, and many times during the holiday season.
Speaking of holidays, we are giving you more reasons to eat out with the whole family. While you’re enjoying a good meal, you are also saving Filipino children from malnutrition. Action Against Hunger, a global humanitarian organization in partnership with several restaurants have come together for “Restaurants Against Hunger”, a campaign that fights child malnutrition.
Stunting also called malnutrition is a term used to describe a child who is too short for his/her age. Aside from stunting, these kids are also experiencing tissue wasting, they are too thin for their age. Children suffering from stunting may never attain their full possible height and their brains may never develop to their full cognitive potential. The effects are irreversible and can last a lifetime.
According to Food and Nutrition Research Institute of the Department of Science and Technology, more than 3.8 million or 33.4% of Filipino children are stunted. This number is up from 30.1% in 2015.
Restaurants Against Hunger Participants
So far, participants this year are Alba Restaurante Español, Aracama, Azuthai, Café Mediterranean, Calderon, Chef Laudico OK Café, Chelsea Kitchen, Chotto Matte / Izakaya Sensu, Corner Tree Café, Cyma, Friends & Family / Coconut Club, Green Pastures, Grilla, Ikomai, Ilustrado, Kabila, Museum Café, Providore, Saboten, Sangkap, Simple Lang, Sobremesa, Terraz Bistro & Meetings, Terry’s Bistro, The Old Spaghetti House, The Shrimp Shack, Wild Ginger, and The Bistro Group.
Restaurants Against Hunger is co-presented by McCormick Culinary. Sponsors are Foodpanda, Marca Leon, and Mida Food. Supporting the campaign are the LTB Chefs Association Philippines and The Spanish Chamber of Commerce. Collaborators are Acceler8, Digital Out-of-Home Philippines, Nyxsys Philippines, Pitchworks Incorporated, and Summit Outdoor Media.
To know more about the campaign, visit Restaurants Against Hunger page or follow them at @RestaurantsAgainstHungerPH and @ActionAgainstHungerPH on Facebook, @RestaurantsAgainstHungerPH on Instagram. Join the conversation using the hashtags, #EndHungerPH #RestaurantsAgainstHungerPH