Today (Friday 10th November) it has been revealed that a portrait of King Charles to mark his 75th birthday, taken by globally renowned photographer Rankin, will be on the cover of the Big Issue magazine.
The Monarch, who turns 75 on 14th November, has also written a piece for the magazine.
The King writes about the importance of finding practical ways to bridge the gap between food waste and food need. He explains that this has led him to use his birthday to shine the spotlight on food insecurity and food waste to create a “lasting legacy to help others”.
You can read the King’s full message in the Big Issue magazine on sale from 13th November, available from vendors across the country.
The Coronation Food Project seeks to rescue surplus food from farms, supermarkets and manufacturers, distributing it to those who are most in need, building on existing work by charities including FareShare and The Felix Project.
The Big Issue speaks to the people at the helm of the project, co-chairs, Baroness Louise Casey and Dame Martina Milburn, about their vision for the future of the initiative. There are also interviews with people working on the frontline, fighting food poverty on a day-to-day basis.