Tough, a word we can likely all use to explain 2020. Your tough might be different to your neighbour’s but we have all experienced it in some way, shape or form. And even though Australia has nearly beaten Covid-19, the word tough is still lingering around for many Aussies. So, one thing we want to make ‘easy’ for Aussie’s this year is sharing some joy this Christmas!
We’ve joined up with FareShare, an AMAZING charity who go above and beyond to ensure Aussies who are doing it tough don’t go hungry - which we think is awesome. But we want you, our Dineamic community to get involved in sharing Christmas. Because after all it's the season of giving. Chef Michael has brought back his nostalgic festive Christmas meals for you, our customers and for every meal purchased Dineamic will donate a meal to FareShare, with the aim to donate over 1000 meals to Aussies doing it tough! We’ll also be making a separate donation just from the team at Dineamic to kick things off.
So who are FareShare?
Well, where do we start? FareShare are a charity, who rely on the generosity of people including their founders, Aussies business and individuals, to rescue food and cook nutritious meals for people doing it tough. They rescue food that would otherwise go to waste and create delicious, nutritious, FREE meals to people in need.
It's estimated that 5 million Aussies have experienced food insecurity in the last year - that's A LOT of people in need. And at the same time food waste cost our economy an estimated 20 million dollars. FareShare roadblocks edible food from our landfills, helping avoid food wastage therefore reducing food waste cost and greenhouse pollution. Helping keep our country clean and ensuring food produced for Australians actually gets to Australians. - pretty cool huh?
FareShare runs in both Melbourne and Brisbane with more than 1,500 regular volunteers, with their help they produce around 15,000 free meals a day for various front-line charities like soup vans, homeless shelters, women's refuges and community food banks. They’ are also a co-founder of the national Feed Appeals, which so far has raised $7.5millions in grants to support local food relief!
So how can you get involved?
You can help by simply adding one of our delicious Christmas meals to your order, whether it's sweet, savory or both! Christmas dinners are here early, and they sound yum; Roast Chicken with Chat Potatoes, Vegetables & Moroccan Sauce or Roast Turkey & Ham with Chat Potatoes Vegetables & Cranberry Sauce! Follow your roast (or start we don't judge) with our delicious Christmas Cake with Butterscotch Sauce, it's practically a hug on a plate! Or snack in style for the month of Christmas with our special edition White Christmas Powerballs. So far this sounds like a gift to your taste buds and your tum, but the gifting doesn't stop there. By purchasing these Christmas items you’ll be donating a Dineamic meal to an Aussie in need this Christmas, through FareShare.
Follow us on our social media accounts and watch out for our weekly emails as we tally up each meal that’s to be donated to FareShare. Together let's chase down the goal of 1500 meals, and share the joy this Christmas.
Feel like you have more joy to give?
Head over to Fareshare and check out how you can help Aussie’s doing it tough! https://www.fareshare.net.au/funds-for-fareshare/
Has Dineamic helped FareShare in the past?
Yes! Dineamic has donated to FareShare over the last 12 months, with a donation of meals at least once a month. This food is most often excess, so helps us decrease our food wastage and help Aussie’s in need. A major donation was when Dineamic moved from frozen to fresh, we donated all our left over (but still very much in shelf life!) frozen stock. In the coming months we will be lending equipment to FareShare, and our team will be training them up on how to become more efficient.