An open letter to food businesses

This is an open letter and I would love your feedback on this letter. It’s part of the Love Food Hate Waste campaign

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Dear Sir/Madam

This is Healthyintstudents blog and we work with homeless people and people are less fortunate. We also work with the Love Food Hate Waste Campaign a campaign which is about not wasting food.

In Victoria, about 250,000 tonnes of food is wasted. We can reduce this amount if you give away what you cannot sell in a day. Hopefully, this will reduce food wastage costs for you.

In Australia, there is about 110,000 people homeless every night and that statistic is rising each day as people suffer from abuse and some people have been let go. Many of these are on Centrelink payments

We were hoping that your business would donate the leftover food to the hungry that are out on the streets in Melbourne. There’s several Youtube videos on where people did this. It restored people’s faith in humanity. By doing so you would get rid of the people living in the streets as well as doing the greater good for your business. Having people in the streets and fighting all the time turns people away from your business.

Hopefully one day these people would pay it forward and might even work for you, giving you customers. And if you post it on social media other businesses might follow in your footsteps.

There might be some cleanliness issues and food safety issues but I trust you to do the right thing.

I would hope that you’d want to give some of your food to the homeless. Or if you prefer you can also donate to OzHarvest which is a charity that donates food to charities like the Big Umbrella and the Salvation Army.

Or you can host a night with the help of the general public in your establishment. They could buy something and the proceeds of the something that they buy goes towards your night. We know that Grilld did it and it was a huge success!

Yours sincerely,

Healthyintstudents blog

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Mundo Lingo at The European Bier Cafe

Mundo Lingo is a free event for all newly arrived migrants and students and it is held every Wednesday night at the European Bier Café on Lt Collins st.

About 200-250 peeps rock up to this event and there are a few bar specials such as $7 pizzas which are awesome. I have my buy one get one free offer from the book and I did use it to buy two for the price of one. But that was only on the real mains. I wasn’t really in the mood for the real mains so I opted for vegetarian pizza. It was good and very cheesey. It was also 800 calories for 4 slices.

The wait for food was really long. It was about 20 mins for my pizza to come as there was another function going on upstairs. The service can be snobby at times at the bar but we met up with Sherrie a few times and she was lovely. Here they sell a large and small pint of beer and not many students know the sizes. The large pint ($9) is really really large and what I mean by that is that it is huge.

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This is a good chance to mingle with others, particularly whilst waiting for the last train home from the city to Geelong. If you finish your classes before 7pm then do come here. This is a great way to take your mind off things. You’ll get to meet students and workers from all over the world, not just Australia. Many of them come from Asian countries such as Japan and China.

 

Do come by to this free event