It has always been our mission at the Serendib Social Group to combine our passion for food and drink with a social purpose, seen through our first project- Colombo Social.
Food is designed to bring people together, to share stories, to check in on one another and to celebrate being the social creatures we are.
The novel coronavirus Covid-19 has certainly done its best to disrupt a key part of human interaction and temporarily change the way we connect.
During this pandemic, so many of the most vulnerable members of our community are facing it tough and we all need to help.
As such our #plateitforward campaign has evolved to serve the needs of those most at risk in our community as identified through our charity partners including Mission Australia and Settlement Services International.
This project kickstarted 9 weeks ago and we have managed to donate over 14,000 meals to those identified as the most at risk which includes the Elderly Aboriginal community in Redfern, those in social housing in Camperdown, asylum seekers across Sydney and others.
We have brought together a team of talented chefs and experienced restaurateurs* to produce high quality food and to ensure this project is a success.
But we can’t do this alone.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
We are looking for donations (large or small) to help purchase the much-needed supplies to feed our target of 50,000 vulnerable people.
We are also looking for a large under-utilised kitchen space to ramp up production, and distribution/transport networks to get our food to those in need.
Now is the time to come together, whilst being kept apart, and to do what we can to look out for our neighbours. Together we can showcase the positive aspects of human nature that a crisis brings to light. We want to showcase the true Australian spirit, not hoarding toilet paper, but the kindness, generosity and caring nature that typifies all Aussies, new and old.
- Mission Australia
- Settlement Services International
- Redfern Aboriginal Medical Services
- Perfection Fresh
- Schiebello Coffee