Australia’s largest Mexican quick-service restaurant group, Zambrero, reached another major milestone following its global Plate 4 Plate Day event, packing over 470,000 meals to help end world hunger. 

By Friday 13 October, more than 2,000 volunteers had registered around Australia and Ireland to help pack meals for those in need. Together, working closely with distribution partner, Rise Against Hunger, participants were able to prepare a total of 470,000 life-saving meals for distribution. 

Zambrero Australia CEO, Matthew Kenny said, “Thank you to those that attended our annual meal packing event. Our Zam Fam came together and packed 470,000 meals. The dedication from the communities across Australia and Ireland, our largest growth market, is a testament to the importance of events like these.

“Paired with double donations to Plate 4 Plate across Zambrero restaurants throughout the day, we truly have made a difference to those in need, with 72.3 million meals donated since the Plate 4 Plate initiative’s inception.”

Plate 4 Plate has created a global movement to end hunger, mobilises Mexican food lovers to give back with every regular or big burrito, bowl, retail item or kids Zam Box purchased at Zambrero restaurants across the world resulting in a meal provided to someone in need. 

Rise Against Hunger CEO, Rick Kearney said, “We must take a moment to appreciate all the hard work and what has been achieved to date, thanks to Aussies and the Irish’ generosity with their time – each and every volunteer has played a crucial role in helping end world hunger. Since the Plate 4 Plate initiative was created, our goal has been to bring people together to help those in need. With every meal donated, we are doing just that.”