Thursday, November 05, 2009

Eating for the homeless

Next week marks the start of a season of eating - yes, there's the Christmas parties, it's generally Summer - long days and balmy evenings make for pleasant al fresco dining - and most of my friends seem to have birthdays around this time of year.

So what better time (leading up to the 'season of giving') to help out a worthwhile charity, while having a good time out with your friends! Sounds smart, right? StreetSmart. StreetSmart is an organisation which is aimed at helping the homeless, funding different charity programs through their fundraising activities. Their 'restaurant event' enlists restaurants to act as donation points, where you can add a nominal amount to the bill as a donation to StreetSmart. Feed yourself well, then help feed someone else, too! Or something along those lines, anyway.

This year, StreetSmart has enlisted 242 restuarants (so far) this year, 68 of which are in Melbourne, including places like Cumulus Inc., Gingerboy and Longrain. So if you're trying to decide where to go for a good night out, check the site first! I'm planning on skipping dessert, and donating the cost - given the fact I'm training to lose an inch or two at the waist for Summer, it's win-win!

Oh, and if you're a blogger, or on facebook (and if you're not on facebook, I wonder why you're a reader of this blog) then let others know about this great intiative, too!

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