Hardeep Singh Kohli highlights Food Insecurity
Writer and broadcaster Hardeep Singh Kohli has teamed up with the British Red Cross to highlight the growing cost of food in developing countries.
Kohli will reside over what is believed to be the first ‘Food Insecurity market stall’, which will sell items at the prices that reflect the high cost in food insecure nations. In many food insecure countries people spend up to 80% of their income feeding their family. If this were the case in the UK a loaf of bread might cost between £7 and £10 and a simple sandwich could be as much as £24. All sales will be donated to the British Red Cross.
“Food insecurity is an increasing problem across the globe with over 925 million people living in hunger today. The causes are complex ranging from high food prices, conflict, political instability and low incomes to unemployment, drought, floods and other natural disasters.” BRC say.
The event marks the start of the British Red Cross Seeds of Change campaign that has been launched to draw attention to the issue of food insecurity across the globe. You can meet Hardeep Singh Kohli at the food insecure market stall on Thursday 13 October, 9:30am – 5pm at the Spitalfields Market, Brushfield Street, London.