Group of volunteers part of a food distribution organisation in Nottingham
Volunteers from Sewa Day set up food distribution counters every Sunday. Image credit: Akhila Thomas

Sunday, May 28 is World Hunger Day, founded by The Hunger Project in 2011 to call attention to the global food crisis and raise awareness about chronic hunger.

Statistics from Trussell Trust food banks, who distributed over 3 million food parcels in the UK, show that the number of emergency food parcels given out between April 2022 and March 2023 has seen a 37 per cent increase. 

As World Hunger Day approaches, we spoke to charities in Nottingham who distribute food to people in need.

Food for all, Nottingham is a food distribution initiative set up in August 2022 by local nurse Sabrina Bhundoo. They devote every Tuesday to serving hot meals in Nottingham city centre. 

Bhundoo says: “According to my religion, it is good to share food that is being offered to the Lord. While our main target audience is homeless people, we aim to distribute food to anyone who may approach us.” 

“Food distribution initiatives like this also help in reducing food wastage,” adds Raj Beri, a volunteer who is involved with another food charity called Sewa Day

Sewa means ‘helping without expecting anything in return’ in Sanskrit. The charity sets up food distribution counters every Sunday in St Peter’s Gate in Nottingham city centre. 

To find out more, watch the video below: