Looking Back While Moving Forward

 
 

They say time flies when you’re having fun. Well, with today marking OnePlate’s first birthday since launch, we can say with certainty that the same applies to changing lives. The last year has absolutely flown by!

We’ve achieved a lot in a short space of time. We spread the OnePlate message through a number of key sponsorships, collaborations & events, hit the ground running in Manila with Agricultural Scientist, Don Van Cooten, cooked up a storm with our MasterChef ambassadors and, most importantly, we funded a number of incredible initiatives that are changing the lives of communities in need. Oh, and we found ourselves a new home at The Commons - fist pump.

It’s been an incredible journey so far and to everyone involved, from our venues and volunteers to our wonderful tribe of supporters and donors, a pat on the back and a big high five! Far from resting on our laurels, though, our focus continues to be on the future. We’ve got some big plans for the next 12 months and with your help, we’ll continue to make a positive impact combatting world hunger. 

As always, thanks for being an important part of our mission. Please continue to spread the word where you can. 

Turn one plate into a supply for life

Turn one plate into a supply for life

Each year over 9 million people die of hunger-related causes.

There are a lot of good solutions waiting to be implemented, they just need to be funded.

OnePlate has spent a lot of time researching the best projects to maximise donor impact.

For this reason, OnePlate is committed to sponsoring food projects that are sustainable and that provide long-term solutions.

Make a Difference

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.

Regina Wursthorn

Regina Wursthorn

As OnePlate’s superwoman of all things finance and operations, Regina’s talent lies in ensuring the everyday running of the organisation is effortless. Inspired by women in leadership, Regina is passionate about her role within OnePlate, and believes world change can happen when everyone makes these small choices when eating out. When she’s not working full-time at WorkSafe Victoria, or helping OnePlate at night, you’ll find Regina wiggling her ears as she takes her 4 children to her favourite OnePlate restaurants.