The holidays are a time to celebrate with family and friends. And what better way to celebrate than with delicious foods that also helps make the world a better place. Unveiling Dreamstarter’s festive feast of social good.
ING DIRECT Dreamstarter is a community initiative that helps projects for social good get off the ground. These projects not only help our communities but also offer delicious tasting food and drinks fit for any celebration.
But wait, there’s even more. All the items for sale below can be won in our “Festive foodie hamper” giveaway. Enter here
1. Good Beer Co
Australia’s first social enterprise beer company The Good Beer Co are brewers of the “Great Barrier Beer”. 50% of every beer sold is donated to the Australian Marine Conservation Society – the charity at the forefront of saving the reef. The beer is perfect on summer’s evening – a 6 pack is only $22.99.
2. Darcy Street Project
The unemployment rate in Western Sydney is higher than the national average. Darcy Street Project is doing their bit to help by providing coffee education and barista training for disadvantaged Western Sydney community members and youth at risk – and an opportunity for employment. Perk up with their delicious coffee from $15.
3. Eat Me Chutney
Australia wastes an estimated $4-5billion of perfectly good “miss shaped” or “blemished” produce a year. Eat Me Chutney rescues these “wonky” vegetables and transforms them into artisan chutney. Their organic “ho ho ho chutney” is a perfect accompaniment to any cheese board, turkey or ham – $15
Valuable traditions of indigenous Australia can be lost forever if not passed on to future generations. Warndu’s native Australian teas help maintain Australia’s heritage and culture. Their unique organic flavours include Plum & Lemon and Rivermint & Ant – from $25. They also do natural vinegars and oils from $20.
5) The Bread & Butter Project
Get back to basics and bake your own bread this holiday. 100% of profits from Australia’s first social enterprise bakery are re-invested into employment pathways for refugees and asylum seekers. The online recipe e-book is $17.99 on itunes.
When entertaining this holiday season, why not include these unique foods and drinks on your table – not only will you be supporting some great local causes, but it’s a great topic of conversation and message to share.
Another one of our Dreamstarter success stories, Words with Heart, are also selling their lovely festive greetings cards. Profits from the packs help fund education days for girls and women in developing countries.
Dreamstarter projects only succeed with the support from our community and people like you. We all have the power to make change this festive season. Click here to find out more.