Nourishment can be defined as "the food required to facilitate life, growth, and health" and, as Australians, it's something the majority of us take for granted in our everyday lives. For the more than 9 million people around the world who die from hunger-related causes each year, though, it’s an unreachable dream that inevitably ends in tragedy.
At OnePlate, our mission is to nourish impoverished communities in developing countries. To breathe life, health and hope back into them. It’s not simply a matter of putting food on plates, however — it’s more than that. We’re passionate about building sustainable food projects so that those in need can benefit in the long term, growing stronger through both individual and community nourishment.
It’s a big, complex issue, but our message to you couldn’t be simpler. Encourage your local café or restaurant to partner with OnePlate and start making a difference now.
Like the difference our rooftop garden in the Philippines is making. With the help of our OnePlate tribe, we’ve been able to partner with the Breaking Hunger Cycle Initiative to support a local NGO that’s been feeding street kids in Manila for over 20 years. The development of the new rooftop garden directly benefits over 500 people in the area, providing not only fresh fruit and vegetables but also an important therapeutic escape from the realities of street life.
It doesn’t stop there, either. We’re continuing to support this important cause by committing to raise money for the development of a new integrated farming enterprise outside of the city, to supply additional food for the feeding program and provide a stimulus for agriculture-based social enterprises in the region. Stay tuned for more on this!
Of course, none of this would be possible without the continued support of our OnePlate tribe. Whether you’re a venue, a donor or simply a passionate follower, thanks for being a part of it. Please spread the word where you can.