The 20th of October is Zambrero's 2017 Annual Meal Packing Day to help fight world hunger. They call upon you, all Aussies, Australia wide, to join with them and help fight against world hunger by registering now to volunteer for this Meal Packing Day event.
A community charity event like this has its feel-good rewards for volunteers, and it's always fun being a part of a charitable community, meeting new people; perhaps making new friends. Most importantly, you'll be coming together to pack nutritious meals for those in need. Working closely with international food charity Rise Against Hunger to coordinate this fun community event, this year's food packs complied will be donated to people in Madagascar and East Timor. A few hours of your time will have an incredible impact on someone's life.
Bring the family, grab a friend or colleague and join the fight against world hunger, one mission at a time. As part of its every day Plate 4 Plate initiative Zambrero donates a meal to someone in need for every burrito or bowl sold, and the initiative has already donated nearly 17 million meals to date and aims to reach one billion by 2025. A worthy cause to support indeed.
I've booked in and I'm going tomorrow.
It should be very satisfying to know you've helped feed hungry people in Madagascar and East Timor as well as meeting new like minded people of all ages focused on a mission then toss in some added fun too.
What an absolutely fantastic experience to be part of. Many people came and we're from children , 20 to 40's and older. It didn't matter we all got pumped up with the high energy and awesome music to get us in the zone. I'd say there were 100 or more people who came. We had 2 hours to pack the nutritious dried food which meant each station aka table of 6 people had to weigh each ingredient to funnel it into a bag and to seal it then there were runners who raced around keeping each table supplied and the final product to be run to a collar and then stored into boxes. It was a fantastic frenzy like trying to win a million dollars doing things in 2 hrs but no that wasn't what was happening however the winners were those we knew we were going to feed. Awesome.
My job was to put date etc stickers on the bags for the teams of weighers and packers. I got in the zone and worked furiously and very focused so I could sit as I can't stand for long periods. I was very happy doing this job. Runners swooped along out table gathering the bags to "feed" the workers at their tables.
At a certain total, a horn would sound and we would go nuts with excitement and it would spur us on even quicker. A young lady was on the mic urging us on...it was like the great race or a grand final with a point to go. We were totally pumped.
Two hours were up. The horn blasted and we had already stopped as I/we had run out of bags and stickers.
So you ask.....just how many bags of meals did we actually pack?
Yes! You read that correctly. Isn't that mind blowingly awesome?
I want to go back next year too and hopefully I'm able too.
Join in and do it if you can. It's well worth it on every level. Thanks Jen!