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Warehouse to Table

Darwin's Foodbank distributed 240,000 meals last year, yet the number of people who still go hungry in the NT is sobering – one in six NT schoolchildren don’t have breakfast, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

To try and turn that figure around, Foodbank is using the profits of its Warehouse to Table fundraiser dinner to supply 28 schools with free breakfasts and fill small stomachs for the school day ahead. Chefs from Saffrron, Rachael’s Seafood and Oka Tepanyaki will scour the many shelves of Foodbank’s Berrimah warehouse for menu inspiration, with meals to be made with 100 per cent donated ingredients.

Two hundred guests are expected for the banquet, which is held outside on the factory grounds, complete with a three-course meal, champagne and musicians.

The entire meal will be made from ingredients that were either donated to the charity or saved from being needlessly thrown out, says Foodbank’s Susan Penfold. 

With the issue of Australia’s food waste on the agenda, you probably won’t find a more sustainable event to help out needy Territorians.

“It will be a fun night,” promises Penfold.

Mon 19 Jun | 7pm | Foodbank NT, Berrimah

See the event listing. 

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