SYSSM is proud to support OnePlate a social enterprise which unites restaurants, cafés, pubs and bars with socially-conscious customers, under the common goal of supporting vulnerable people in the developing world. Money raised goes to local foundations in impoverished communities to fund self-sustaining food programs. This empowers locals to be self-reliant, giving them the dignity they deserve.For more information, visit http://oneplate.co/
On a four week trip to Manila, our co-founder Thérèse Nichols witnessed the plight of Manila’s street children. She felt compelled to do something about it. In Manila, over 80% of the population live in poverty. Too many children are driven from their homes by violence, abuse and neglect. They are forced to beg, join gangs or turn to prostitution. These children are quickly robbed of their childhood. Many children are addicted to drugs, not because they are involved in crime, but the drugs numb their stomachs from hunger. It was in Manila that the idea of OnePlate was born.
Thérèse returned to Melbourne, pulled together a group of friends and in 2017, OnePlate was launched. OnePlate empowers every Australian to make a difference, simply by choosing to eat at one of our partner restaurants, cafés, pubs and bars. While the idea sparked in Manila, the OnePlate team are thinking big – they are on a mission to help children around the world!
Each year 3.1 million people die from hunger-related causes. Australia has a vibrant food culture which creates community and brings people together. Imagine if we could draw on this incredible culture to help feed the hungry in the developing world?
Money raised through our all-star cast of generous restaurants, cafes, pubs and bars goes directly towards funding sustainable food projects in developing countries, giving people the tools they need to create their own food self-sufficiency. These projects include everything from rooftop gardens in developing urban cities to aquaculture, goat, pig and chicken farms, worm farming, and seed banks.
Your next meal will make a difference, with OnePlate.