Would You Share?
2 February 2013, 10:12
If you had a plate of food and a stranger next to you had none, would you share? An experiment's been taking place in Milton Keynes.
Milton Keynes-based charity World Vision UK have been using popcorn to raise awareness of a big national campaign they are part of, hoping to end world hunger.
World Vision and a hundred other charities want to put pressure on world leaders ahead of the G8 Summit being held in Northern Ireland in June 2013, where leaders of the eight most developed nations will meet.
The 'Enough Food For Everyone If' campaign is running along similar lines to the 'Make Poverty History' campaign of 2005, which led to the Live 8 concert being held in London's Hyde Park in July 2005.
World Vision set up a 'Popcorn Experiment' in Milton Keynes' Xscape complex on Friday 1 & Saturday 2 February 2013, designed to raise awareness of the 'If' campaign's message.
Rowena Luis from World Vision told Heart: "The If campaign basically says there is enough food for everyone in this world but not everyone has enough access to food. World Vision is here to put the challenge to people that they should share. So we're seeing if people here are going to share their popcorn."
The Popcorn Experiment was due to be inside Milton Keynes' Xscape complex until the evening of Saturday 2 February 2013.
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