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Aussie business reaches major donation milestone


30 July 2021 at 4:46 pm
Luke Michael
“Zambrero is proof that values-driven businesses can be very successful while also driving positive change in the world”


Luke Michael | 30 July 2021 at 4:46 pm


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Aussie business reaches major donation milestone
30 July 2021 at 4:46 pm

“Zambrero is proof that values-driven businesses can be very successful while also driving positive change in the world”

Mexican food franchise Zambrero is celebrating after reaching a target to donate 50 million meals to people doing it tough.   

The business donates a meal to people in need for every burrito or bowl purchased as part of its Plate 4 Plate initiative.

It works with Rise Against Hunger to distribute food globally and also has Foodbank Australia as a local distribution partner.  

Zambrero reached a milestone of donating 15 million meals in 2017 and hit 50 million earlier this week.                                  

Matthew Kenny, the CEO of Zambrero Australia, thanked everyone involved in the business for helping them reach this milestone. 

“This reflects the drive, success and growth of our franchise partners in selling 50 million burritos and bowls to help us reach the 50 million meals milestone earlier than we anticipated,” Kenny said.

“We also can’t forget the most important part of this journey, our customers – without them, none of this would be possible. We are sincerely thankful for their ongoing support and look forward to many more meals donated together in the future.”

While Zambrero is celebrating reaching this target, Kenny said their work was far from complete.

He noted the business has an ambitious goal of donating one billion meals by 2025.

“Zambrero is proof that values-driven businesses can be very successful while also driving positive change in the world,” he said.

“We’re going to celebrate 50 million meals for a little while but we are also looking towards the goal of 1 billion meals donated.”  

You can find out more about the Plate 4 Plate initiative here.

Correction: This article has been updated to remove reference to Zambrero being a social enterprise.


Luke Michael  |  Journalist  |  @luke_michael96

Luke Michael is a journalist at Pro Bono News covering the social sector.

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