Following the success of our involvement with UNICEF’s Bread For Good campaign, we decided there was a unique opportunity for us to help make a difference within the community across our restaurants.
The Bread For Change campaign launched in July 2012 with the generous support of our customers and staff. Every three months we work in partnership with a charity and raise funds through an optional $1 bread donation.
From March 1st we are raising funds for Kids Under Cover. Kids Under Cover prevent youth homelessness by building homes and providing scholarships and mentors for at-risk young people.
During February we raised funds for the Salvation Army’s Bushfire Disaster Relief Appeal. The Salvation Army’s 2013 Disaster Relief Appeal provides vital resources and support for Australians in the midst of or recovering from bush fires currently devastating areas in Tasmania, Victoria and New South Wales.
Donations have gone towards helping provide food, blankets, clothing, financial aid, counseling and other means of assistance to those who have been affected by these disasters.
To date, we have worked with The Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation, FareShare and The Sydney Children’s Hospital. Funds raised have gone towards pioneering research, funding new equipment, leadership and training and patient and family-centered care for the sick children of Victoria.
Donations to FareShare have helped to provide free, tasty, nutritious meals to the hungry using donated food not needed by supermarkets, farmers and markets as well as purchasing equipment for their new kitchen in Abbotsford.
MoVida Sydney is also taking part and from March 1st are raising money for OzHarvest. OzHarvest is a non-denominational charity that rescues excess food, which would otherwise be discarded. This excess food is distributed to charities supporting the vulnerable in Sydney, Newcastle, Adelaide and Brisbane.
To date, funds raised by MoVida Sydney have gone towards the Salvation Army’s Bushfire Disaster Appeal as well as helping the Sydney Children’s Hospital finance their new five-storey hospital Wing due for completion in 2013 as well as refurbishing wards and purchasing new medical equipment.
We have never charged for bread at MoVida, however by participating in the optional $1 bread donation when you dine at any of our restaurants you are helping make a difference for the less fortunate.
We couldn’t do this without you so thank you for your support!