Comedian heading up food stall for Red Cross

Writer and broadcaster Hardeep Singh Kohli is this morning hosting a food stall to highlight the growing cost of food in developing countries.

The Seeds of Change stall at Brushfield Street, Spitalfields Market, will sell food at prices reflecting the high cost in so-called food insecure nations.

The event marks the start of a British Red Cross campaign highlighting food insecurity, when people dont have access to enough food, across the globe.

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 10 and a simple sandwich could be 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.

The stall is open from 9.30am to 5pm and Mr Kohli will be present from 10am to 12noon.