A restaurant based on the outskirts of St Albans is helping to end hunger by taking part in Farm Africa's annual Dine for Good campaign, which helps farmers in eastern Africa grow themselves and their families out of hunger.

Over the course of spring, The Stables Restaurant, at Oaklands College, will encourage diners to support Farm Africa by adding a voluntary donation of £1 to their bill.

With just a £1 donation Farm Africa could provide a farmer with 1kg of specialist seeds.

Speaking ahead of the campaign, Farm Africa's Chief Executive, Nigel Harris, said: "We're delighted to have such a fantastic range of restaurants throughout the UK supporting Dine for Good.

"Together, the food and hospitality industry has raised an impressive £1million for Farm Africa and Dine for Good is a wonderful opportunity for us to work with more restaurants and their guests as we strive to raise £5million over the coming years.

"The simple act of adding a £1 donation onto guests' bills will have a huge impact on our work in eastern Africa, helping us to reach more farmers and their families."

George Mercer, head of the beauty and hospitality department at Oaklands College, explained why The Stables Restaurant was so keen to get involved: "We are a college with an agriculture department and a restaurant that considers all aspects of food origin.

"We have chosen to get involved with Farm Africa as it is the type of fundraising that is close to the college's heart."