When were you last hungry? Like, actually hungry? If you work in the restaurant industry the answer is quite possibly never. And even for most Londoners, where food is cheap and readily available, most of us are likely over-weight and incredibly well fed. Auction Against Hunger, then, probably isn’t there to help you, but is almost certainly something that we should be helping.
The idea is simple, get some of the best chefs in London all in one place (and where better than foodie ground-zero: Borough Market), add in DJs, 20 street food pop ups, a table tennis challenge and a number of pop-up bars and throw an almighty auction to raise money for this global humanitarian organisation that’s taking decisive action against the causes and effects of hunger.
Returning to London on Tuesday 25th September, Auction Against Hunger is aiming to smash previous years’ record and raise as much money as possible for this excellent cause. Over the five previous years the event’s raised over half a million pounds, and its hoped the combined efforts of a line-up including James Lowe, Anna Hansen, Nieves Barragan Mohacho, Yauatcha Patisserie, Smokestak, Honest Burgers, Andina, Ceviche, KS Ate Here, Luca, The Begging Bowl, Horn OK Please, Jennifer Earle, Khanom Krok, Claw, Busaba, Michael Reid from M Restaurants and Adam Handling Group among others will swing it this year.
Hosted by YouTuber DJ BBQ, tickets for the 6th annual Auction come with seven dishes of your choice from the street food stalls, five drinks of your choice including Espresso Martinis by L’Unico Caffe Musetti, Chase GB Gin and Tonics, beer from Fourpure and wine from Bedales and unlimited snacks from Well & Truly, Snaffling Pig, Ape & Candy Kittens. As if that wasn’t enough, longtime supporters Champagne Taittinger will host Taittinger Time: a wheel of fortune style game where guests can win a glass, bottle or Magnum on the spot, as if you even needed more food and drink!
Tickets are a snip at £60 with all proceeds going to a charity that has reached over 20 million people in 50 countries. They are available here and couldn’t be more worthwhile.