PubAid co-founder, Des O’Flanagan, with Colette Burroughs-Rose, senior partnerships co-ordinator at Action Against Hunger

The World’s Biggest Pub Quiz will return in 2020 with a new official charity partner, Action Against Hunger.

Every day, more than 5,000 children die as a result of hunger, and almost half of all deaths of children under five are attributable to undernutrition.

The quiz dates are March 8-12 next year, though pubs who can’t run it then are welcome to hold it any time in 2020.

This year’s quiz involved 1,400 pubs and raised more than £230,000. Since its launch in 2016, the quiz has raised a total of £750,000 for hundreds of charities.

Pubs will be encouraged to hold the quiz in aid of Action Against Hunger. Every pound raised will enable the charity to provide a day’s worth of life-saving food and nutrition to a child in need. A number of pubs elect to divide funds raised from the quiz between the official charity partner and a local charity or cause. 

All pubs taking part in the World’s Biggest Pub Quiz will receive a free fundraising pack containing a choice of question sheets, posters, and social media assets, to help them run a well-attended and enjoyable event. Fundraising packs will be available later this year and pubs can register their interest now at

Pubs will be helping to provide life-saving food and nutrition to thousands of children

Co-founder of PubAid, Des O’Flanagan, said: “We’re looking forward to working with Action Against Hunger on the World’s Biggest Pub Quiz 2020. The charity has built impressive traction in the hospitality sector, with hundreds of restaurants and pubs supporting their ‘Love Food, Give Food’ initiative.

“Pubs who hold the quiz in aid of Action Against Hunger will be helping to provide life-saving food and nutrition to thousands of children around the world. We think that’s a powerful message that hundreds of pubs, and thousands of customers, will want to support.”

Matthew White, director of fundraising and communications at Action Against Hunger, said: “We’ve been working with the hospitality industry for more than two decades and have been blown away by the generosity of the sector and its commitment to giving back.

“Climate change and conflict mean that even more children are facing life-threatening hunger than this time last year. As a dad, I think this is a devastating statistic, and something that more people should be talking about.

“The Action Against Hunger team is fired up for this challenge and the creative juices are flowing. If we can also get a few people down the pub thinking about child hunger, that would be a massive bonus.” 

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