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Mexican Food Franchise Tackles Food Scarcity


Tuesday, 20th June 2017 at 3:15 pm
Rachel McFadden, Journalist
An Australian food company, with 165 franchises worldwide, has reached a milestone by providing 15 million meals to those in need.


Tuesday, 20th June 2017
at 3:15 pm
Rachel McFadden, Journalist


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Mexican Food Franchise Tackles Food Scarcity
Tuesday, 20th June 2017 at 3:15 pm

An Australian food company, with 165 franchises worldwide, has reached a milestone by providing 15 million meals to those in need.

Mexican restaurant franchise Zambrero’s Plate 4 Plate initiative encourages Australians to “eat to beat world hunger”.

Under the initiative, for every Mexican bowl or burrito purchased at a Zambrero franchise a meal was donated to someone in need.

The meal, consisting of rice, lentils, soy and 23 essential vitamins and nutrients, was then distributed by Foodbank Australia, to go to locals, or Rise Against Hunger who distributed the food globally.

Zambrero founder, philanthropist and medical doctor, Dr Sam Prince said reaching 15 million was an incredible milestone and an important stepping stone to reaching the company’s goal of donating one billion meals by 2025.

“Plate 4 Plate was built into the core of our business to ensure we are giving back and making the world a better place,” Prince said.

Foodbank Australia CEO, Brianna Casey said malnutrition and hunger was a growing issue in Australia.

“One in six Australians face food scarcity, so the dedication of companies like Zambrero goes a long way in fighting hunger in our own backyard,” Casey said.

Casey said charities had to turn 43,000 Australians away each month due to a lack of food.

She encouraged other companies to get on board to eradicate hunger.

“By building philanthropic initiatives into their goals, local businesses can change the lives of many everyday Australians experiencing hardship. Together, we can help get these people back on their feet,” she said.

Zambrero is holding their annual volunteer meal packing day, to pack meals for distribution working with their partners on the 20 October.

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Rachel McFadden  |  Journalist |  @ProBonoNews

Rachel is a journalist specialising in the social sector.

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One Comment

  • Tim says:

    Zamberos does a fantastic job and support a great cause. We have eaten there many times and my partner in particular loves it. In fact we might go back today and support the push for 1 billion plates.

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