Pack a meal to help Zambrero in the fight to end world hunger

October 16 / 187

School kids enjoying healthy meals in Nicaragua. Photo: Zambrero/Plate 4 Plate
School kids enjoying healthy meals in Nicaragua. Photo: Zambrero/Plate 4 Plate

Volunteers interested in contributing to the fight against world hunger are invited to join a nationwide ‘meal packing event’ organised by Zambrero on Friday 21 October.

The quick service Mexican restaurant has given 10 million rice and soy meals invigorated with 23 essential vitamins and nutrients to those facing extreme hunger across the globe, and will host packing events in five cities later this month, with the Grand Buffet in Union House one of the chosen packing locations.

Zambrero donates meals through their Plate 4 Plate initiative, created by founder Dr Sam Prince, which works on the concept of donating a highly nutritious meal pack to someone in the developing world for every burrito or bowl purchased at a Zambrero restaurant.

“Communities receive these packs and then use what local ingredients are available to make meals, primarily via school feeding programs,” Dr Prince says.

Zambrero is recruiting volunteers to donate two hours of their time helping to pack the meals, which are sent abroad via Zambrero’s distribution partner Stop Hunger Now. This year, meals packed on Plate 4 Plate Day will be distributed to communities in the Philippines.

“Malnutrition is a growing epidemic with one in nine people on the planet going to bed hungry every night so Zambrero is on a mission to end world hunger in our lifetime,” Dr Prince says. “We want communities across Australia to join us in tackling this serious issue.”

Volunteers will work in teams funnelling the ingredients into packages guided by specially trained staff members.

Fifty people can package 10,000 meals in just a couple of hours. 

Two packing sessions will be held on 21 October at 9.30am-12.30pm or 1pm-4pm in the Grand Buffet Hall, 2nd floor, Union House.

Register to volunteer.

 

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