From 8 February 2016, A Table to End Hunger will offer lovers of great food the opportunity to bid on reservations at some of Australia’s most exclusive and often fully booked restaurants, with all proceeds from the winning bids donated to The Hunger Project Australia. By bidding on hard-to-get tables via A Table to End Hunger’s special eBay site, Australians secure an exclusive table for a great cause. A Table to End Hunger is a local initiative that supports the global mission of the The Hunger Project – to end chronic, persistent hunger by 2030.
So what exactly is The Hunger Project? It’s a global, non-profit organisation dedicated to ending world hunger by 2030 – not by handing out food, but by breaking the cycle of poverty. It sees people living in hunger not as the problem, but as the solution. Funds raised from the eBay auctions will enable The Hunger Project to empower women and men living in rural India, Bangladesh and Africa to end their own hunger by unleashing their leadership, capacity and potential and providing training to develop their skills, knowledge and resources. This includes training on more effective farming techniques to grow more food, child and maternal health and nutrition so children can grow up strong and healthy, HIV AIDS education to stop the devastating spread of AIDS, literacy programs so people can learn to read and write, entrepreneurial skills so small businesses can expand and flourish, how to have a voice in the development of their communities and with their local governments, learning to demand better access to clean water and sanitation, and more.
Australians can participate in A Table to End Hunger by visiting www.atabletoendhunger.org.au to bid on a table at their selected restaurant for a proposed date and time. The lucky winner will get a VIP table at their selected restaurant. More details and the full terms and conditions can be found on the website.
At The City Lane we love promoting organisations that really understand the issues facing humanity today and who work towards long term solutions, not short-term fixes. The work that The Hunger Project does certainly fits into this category. The chance to eat a great meal at one of Australia’s hottest restaurants while supporting such a great cause is icing on the cake.