Welcome to this month’s roundup of what is happening around town.
Givva Fork: Do you Givva Fork?
This March, local charity Major Raiser will be giving Sydney diners the opportunity to become philanthropists with their forks through its 2013 GIVVA FORK campaign.
The GIVVA FORK promotion was created by Syndneysider Dominic Greenwood to raise money and awareness for the reputable World Food Programme, with this particular campaign focused on providing children in Laos with school meals. Every dollar raised for the WFP will provide four school meals to a child in need in Laos.
To spread the word, Major Raiser has partnered with some of Sydney’s most popular restaurants to offer diners a very simple and guilt free way of giving to this worthy cause. When dining at one of the Major Raiser restaurant partners during March, diners will be given the opportunity to;
Pay an optional ‘FORKAGE’ fee: Everyone knows of corkage – the fee you pay for the removal of a cork from your BYO alcohol. However ‘FORKAGE’ is an optional fee you can pay to help the charity – a small donation made when paying your bill at the end of your meal.
Purchase a ‘GIVVA FORK’ for $6: each fork purchased provides a child in Laos with school meals for a month.
The restaurant partners include: Orto Trading Co Surry Hills; Ampersand Surry Hills; Mad Pizza Surry Hills, Potts Point, Darlinghurst, Bondi Beach and Newtown; Olio St Leonards; Michelini Crows Nest; Not Bread Alone St Leonards; Ham Cronulla; The Dip at Goodgod and Edmonds and Greer Oatley.
For more information on Givva Fork
Meet Free Week: Will take place from 18 – 24 March and has the support of some of Australia’s top chefs. Bill Granger, Simon Bryant and Belinda Jeffery are among the chefs on board providing meat free recipes for Australians to enjoy during this flesh free week.
Simon is the ambassador for Meat Free Week and is very passionate about the campaign. The aim is to raise awareness of the meat we eat and the processes that take place to get it on our plate. We are the second largest consumer of meat (after the USA), whoffing down a staggering $120kg per capita each year.
For more information about Meat Free Week and to sign up to the challenge head to the Meat Free Week website. Read more →