Saturday, March 2, 2013

Dine out and Givva Fork

When giving to a worthy cause is as simple as tacking on a few bucks to the bill at the end of a nice dinner out, it's hardly a difficult task.

This is the angle that Major Raiser is taking for its 2013 Givva Fork campaign, raising money for the World Food Programme's school meal program in Laos.

Givva Fork - at the campaign launch party, Mad Pizz e Bar, Crown Street, Surry Hills
For the month of March, a number of Sydney restaurants will be taking part in the Givva Fork campaign, where diners can"givva fork" by purchasing a retro orange, stainless steel Givva Fork fork, or by adding "forkage" to a bill at the end of a night.

Amalfi pizza at Mad Pizza - tiger prawns, ricotta, garlic, chilli flakes and
roma tomato with fresh mint leaves
Each $6 fork purchased from a participating restaurant or online equates to school meals for an entire month for a school child in Laos. That has to be the hardest-working fork I own, for sure!

"Forkage" is like corkage but instead, aims to remove hunger from a child's life. Every dollar donated at the end of the meal with the bill will fund four school meals in Laos.

Havianna pizza at Mad Pizza - double smoked ham, pineapple, basil and roma tomatoes
Participating restaurants include all the Mad Pizza e Bar outlets, Orto Trading Co., The Dip, Ampersand, Olio, Michelini, Not Bread Alone, One Six Nine Cafe and Harry & Mario.

We were treated to a delicious array of Mad Pizza's super-thin based pizzas at the launch event with Major Raiser founder Dominic Greenwood and Givva Fork ambassador (as well as  Masterchef contestant and fellow blogger) Billy Law.

2013 Givva Fork campaign ambassador Billy Law
(image courtesy of Wasamedia and Photo Refinery)
There will also be a number of fundraising events held throughout the month, including a gay singles night (happy Mardi Gras!), a Secret Foodies event and plans for a food photography workshop with Billy, where all proceeds will go towards the campaign.

The month of fundraising and events will culminate in an all-out party at The Standard, where hopefully even more funds will be raised.

So Sydney diners, show you 'givva fork' - it's as simple as eating out and giving your spare dollars and a damn.

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5 comments:

Missy Piggy said...

Great initiative...I wish more cafes were taking part. Hopefully it'll get bigger year on year.

My Kitchen Stories. said...

What a great cause. I will hunt down a donation point

Vivian - vxdollface said...

Shame I couldn't attend that night but it's such a great cause, good thing those restaurants are nearby my work

Ramen Raff said...

Love this! Dining for a good cause! You got me craving for pizza lol

Tina@foodboozeshoes said...

Hi Miss Piggy - Agree; but I think it's already off to a great start :)

Hi My Kitchen Stories - Donating while eating... it's too easy :)

Hi Vivian - Some are; there's some spread around :D

Hi Raff - Mmm, good pizza at Mad Pizza too :)

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