Zero Hunger city

The London Assembly is calling for more action to help thousands of people going hungry in the capital, including school children.

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Can you help to cut food waste?

The search is on for an army of volunteers to help cut food waste and save Londoners money.

Every year 540 thousand tonnes of food is thrown out across the capital's boroughs, costing residents an average of £50 a month.

The campaign group Love Food Hate Waste is looking for people who are willing to show Londoners where they're going wrong. **

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On London Tonight at 5.30pm food waste champion David Etheridge will be giving top tips and explaining how you can get involved.

Pictures: the school veg project

Children from St Mary Magdalene Church of England Primary School are among those selling the fruits - and veg - of their labours at Borough Market today.

Here are some pictures of them planting their seeds earlier in the year.

A child gardening.
The children have been growing their own fruit and vegetables as part of an educational project. Credit: St Mary Magdalene Church of England Primary School
A child gardening.
The children's produce is being sold to members of the public at Borough Market. Credit: St Mary Magdalene Church of England Primary School

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Why were the kids growing vegetables?

File photo of the children on a previous visit to Borough Market.
File photo of children involved in the project on a previous visit to Borough Market. Credit: Borough Market.

Children at primary schools across London have been growing their own fruit and vegetables as part of an initiative run by the charity School Food Matters.

By growing food from seed, it helps teach the children where food comes from - the ground, not the supermarket!

Children become market traders for the day

Library picture of vegetables on sale at Borough Market.
Library picture of vegetables on sale at Borough Market. Credit: Atish Patel, PA

Pupils from several London schools will be trying their hand at market trading today, selling fruit and vegetables they've grown themselves.

They'll be joining stall-holders at Borough Market in south London to trade their pumpkins, squashes and beetroot for hard cash.

All of the proceeds will go to FareShare, a charity that works to relieve food poverty.

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