THE KITCHEN SEASONED WITH LOVE

Through food, Plate for a Mate creates lasting impact for Australia’s vulnerable by raising funds for various social causes. We bring amazing people together to support charities that we believe in and bring warmth to people’s lives. Food facilitates conversation, encouraging people to lower their guards and bond over shared meals. Plate for a Mate helps people to reach out to their loved ones while supporting those in need.

2022

#PLATEFORAMATE

In 2022, community mental health in rural Australia is at an all-time low. Help us make a difference!

#PlateForAMate is an awareness campaign, now in its third year, raising funds for the Black Dog Institute’s Community Education programs. This year the focus is on supporting the mental health of our farmers, and people who work hard to put food on our plates.

We’re encouraging all Australians to make a donation and ‘share a plate with a mate’, reminding us of the importance of shared meals as a way of addressing mental health issues

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2021

#COOK2CONNECT

Following a year of lockdowns and social distancing, #Cook2Connect is helping Australians reconnect with each other while aiding those who continue to experience food insecurity by supporting OzHarvest’s food relief. With more Australians than ever feeling lonely, ‘Share a Plate with a Mate’ is helping Aussies to reach out to each other and bond over food through recipes designed to be shared.

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2020

#HOMECOOKED

The extraordinary success of #HomeCooked in 2020 raised over $40 000 AUD for OzHarvest’s #HereForHope and saw over 300 000 meals provided to people experiencing food insecurity. During a year filled with uncertainty, the #HomeCooked campaign sought to provide Australians with warmth and community following the COVID-19 crisis and devastating bushfire season.

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OUR CHEFS

Manu Fieldel

Diana Chan

Michael Reid

Jason Roberts

Silvia Colloca

James Tobin

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OUR CAMPAIGN FEATURED IN

LATEST RECIPES

OUR IMPACT

#HomeCooked in 2020 brought together Australia’s favourite foodies and chefs, sharing recipes for easy home cooking. Providing entertainment and inspiration while feeding those in need, the campaign was a massive success providing hope to Australians all over the nation.

$100,000 AUD

WORTH OF FOOD DONATIONS

$40,000 AUD

RAISED FOR OZHARVEST

300,000

MEALS PROVIDED FOR PEOPLE WITH FOOD INSECURITIES

4,000,000

CAMPAIGN MEDIA IMPRESSIONS

CHARITIES WE SUPPORT

Black Dog Institute

The Black Dog Institute was founded in 2002 and affiliated with UNSW and Prince of Wales Hospital. Depression is sometimes referred to as the ‘Black Dog’ and like a dog it needs to be embraced, understood, taught new tricks and ultimately brought to a heel. The Institute addresses new challenges and opportunities in mental health, investigating mood disorders and new ways to treat and prevent conditions like anxiety and depression.

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OzHarvest

Founded in 2004 by Ronni Kahn AO, OzHarvest had humble beginnings starting with one van in Sydney rescuing food and delivering it to local charities. Since then, they have become a leading food rescue organisation on a mission to ‘Nourish our Country’ by stopping good food from going to waste and delivering to charities that help to feed people in need. Their team inspires and educations Australians about food waste, food security and sustainability to create a sustainable food culture.

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