Mexican food lovers donate over 20 million meals to those in need
Recently, Australia’s largest Mexican restaurant chain; Zambrero, revealed that thanks to its loyal customers, it has hit the 20 million mark of meals donated to those in need.
To date, through its global Plate 4 Plate initiative, Zambrero has helped over 57 countries, delivering over 70 shipping containers worth of food including 907 tonnes of rice.
As the number of people affected by hunger has increased by 38 million in the last year alone1, the donations will go a long way in supporting the 815 million2 people around the world facing food scarcity and towards Zambrero's mission of donating one billion meals by 2025.
Offering healthy and flavoursome food with a conscience, Zambrero’s Plate 4 Plate initiative sees that for every burrito or bowl purchased at any of the 178 restaurants across Australia and abroad, a meal is donated to someone in need in the developing world. Similarly, for every product purchased from Zambrero’s retail range, a meal is donated to someone in an underprivileged Australian community.
Encouraging Mexican and healthy food lovers to͞ eat to "eat world hunger͟" Zambreros popularity as a fast-casual offering continues to grow. Since it first swung open the doors in 2005 in Canberra, more than 900 tonnes of handmade guacamole, 100 million slices of jalapenos and over 15 million tortillas have been consumed by its loyal customers.
Zambrero founder, entrepreneur Dr. Sam Prince, comments:
͞"Plate 4 Plate is Zambrero’s reason for being. Not only do we want to ensure we provide a great offering for our customers - we believe that we have a responsibility to help those who are less fortunate than ourselves. Anyone can make a contribution simply by enjoying our healthy Mexican food. We shouldn’t underestimate how this can have an incredible impact on someone else in the world.
"20 million is a momentous milestone, and we are so thankful to all our customers and employees that we know have, and will continue to have an impact on so many lives but we urge people to join us in our movement, imagine what one billion meals could achieve."