This Sunday, October 16th, we will be lunching at the CERES cafe to support Oxfam’s Shout the Horn campaign. I have been looking forward to trying this organic cafe for a while so what better excuse than a feel good event.
If you haven’t organised a lunch or dinner for this Sunday, now is the perfect time to do it. The concept is simple: dine out at a participating restaurant and show your support by making a donation to the Horn of Africa when you pay your bill.
And in breaking news, personal donations to Shout the Horn will be doubled by the Australian Government. So every dollar you donate on World Food Day will now be twice as powerful in reaching 3.5 million people with life-saving food, water and sanitation.
Some key points to remember on the day:
- Donations over $2 are tax deductible – just use the donation card on your table and return to wait staff. Oxfam will then send you a tax receipt.
- By completing the donation card on your table, you’ll also ensure that the Australian Government matches your donation
And importantly, enjoy this day of sharing with your friends, family and the Horn of Africa. There is enough food on the planet to feed everyone — food crises are avoidable — but we need to change how the food system works. To find out how you can play a further part in the big picture, check out Oxfam’s Grow campaign.
This World Food Day, we can all make a positive difference to the lives of those in need through the simple act of sharing. Let’s Shout the Horn this Sunday 16 October.