Eat a burrito for charity

Barcham 28 August 2013

Zambrero is running a charity event called Plate 4 Plate Day on the 4th of September.

You can help people by eating burritos.

I am rather excited.

A humanitarian organisation that funds its aid and development projects by selling healthy Mexican food is offering Australians an opportunity to win a vision trip by engaging with an online photoboard. The online promotion supports PLATE 4 PLATE Day on 4 September to provide meals to children in need.

Throughout the year, Zambrero, with 31 Mexican restaurants around the country, donates a meal to someone in need everytime a burrito or bowl is purchased. Since being formed by Dr. Sam Prince in 2005, more than one million meals have been provided to those living in poverty around the world.

Customers are encouraged to upload a decorated plate with an inspirational quote to an online photo board. The first 1,000 entries receive a PLATE 4 PLATE bracelet and the plates with 50 or more stars go in the running to win a Vision Trip to Nicaragua, Central America to see how the PLATE 4 PLATE initiative is making a difference.

The competition supports PLATE 4 PLATE Day, Zambrero’s annual, major fundraising initiative where franchise partners donate an additional $2 from every burrito or bowl purchased towards nutritional meals for people in a developing country. This year, through a partnership with Stop Hunger Now and ORPHANetwork, it’s hoped that Zambrero customers will help provide 100,000 meals to Nicaraguan orphans through local churches, schools, orphanages and designated centres.

“On PLATE 4 PLATE Day, where and what you eat for lunch and dinner can make a difference,” says Dr. Sam Prince.

“Nicaragua is the poorest country in Central America. Forty-two per cent of the population live below the poverty line , child homelessness and abandonment are major issues, and the World Bank estimates that between eight to 12 per cent of all children in Nicaragua live or work on the streets.

“A donation of 100,000 meals will mean 2500 children will receive a meal everyday for 40 days and it’s something we hope our customers will feel proud of,” he said.

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