For many smallholder farmers in Africa struggling just to put food on their families’ tables, life can be a daily struggle. Christmas is especially hard for parents when all too often they have no choice but to send their children to bed hungry.
Farm Africa, a charity working to end hunger in Eastern Africa have invited Osteria Francescana to play a part in the fight to help end hunger. To this end Osteria Francescana has joined a group of twelve of the finest restaurants on the planet to help raise funds so that Farm Africa can in turn help future Christmases better for African farmers and their families.
The restaurant is auctioning an exclusive dining opportunity in aid of Farm Africa.
This Twelve Days of Christmas Auction is inspired by the idea that food is both precious and has a unique ability to bring people together. Osteria Francescana is making that idea real this Christmas when diners will be offered the opportunity to bid for a very special experience that both brings them together with family and friends and raises money to support Farm Africa’s life-changing work to tackle one of the world’s most pressing problems: hunger.
Bidding for the Osteria Francescana experience opens on 30th November and runs for twelve days before closing 10th December.
Find out more about the auction and how you can make a bid.
Like Osteria Francescana, each restaurant participating in Twelve Days of Christmas Auction is listed in the prestigious The World’s 50 Best Restaurants List 2014. Farm Africa is the official charity partner to The World’s 50 Best Restaurants.
Farm Africa supports farmers living at subsistence level, constantly at risk of crop failure, to grow more food and build incomes so they can grow a better long-term future for their families.