kicking out hunger worldwide
Britain’s Premier League and its clubs last weekend backed an hunger initiative that would have given football fans across the globe food for thought. The Premier League helped highlight the plight of world hunger by linking up with other top European Leagues and the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).
More than 200 professional football clubs, 100 stadiums and millions of football fans were involved in the first ever Europe-wide football weekend against hunger being held from 20th to 22nd March 2009.
Aimed at raising awareness about the urgent need to fight hunger and poverty of around 963 million people, exacerbated by the current economic crisis, funds raised during the footballing weekend will help to finance anti-hunger micro-projects around the world.
Bellamy, who set up the Craig Bellamy Foundation to use the power of football as a vehicle for positive social development in Sierra Leone, said: “I am really pleased to be associated with the Professional Football Against Hunger campaign. I know from the work of my foundation in Sierra Leone how vital and necessary this work is in helping the children of nations less fortunate than ours.”
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