FOOD 4 THOUGHT KZN: We Call it…Sociable Development!
We Search…You Dine…and in doing so, help others less fortunate…JOIN NOW!
Newsflash 1: Watch this new Coke ad featuring ex street children who came through Umthombo, the organisation that Food4Thought partners with, as well as our very own Tom Hewitt, (founder of Umthombo)!
Newsflash 2: Welcome to Bertoua’s who has both joined Food 4 thought as of January 2013, Great to have you as part of Food 4 Thought and thanks for joining with us to support Umthombo’s work with street children!
Newsflash 3: Watch this space: the 3rd Food For Thought KZN Gournet Dinner. This will take place at the Oyster Box in Umhlanga Rocks. This event will be epic! We will let you know in a few days how you can get tickets.
Newsflash 4: The feature documentary film, Angels in Exile, a film about street children and the work of Umthombo, our partner, and also featuring Charlize Theron doing the voiceover, has just premiered at the Santa Barbara Film Festival to rave reviews. It was filmed over a seven year period. Food 4 Thought is proud to be partnered with Umthombo Street Children.
THE “FOODIE” NETWORK THAT HELPS STREET CHILDREN?
Food 4 Thought KZN is a “foodie” network aimed at bringing restaurants and “good food” lovers together, and in doing so empowering street children in Kwa-Zulu Natal. We call it Sociable Development!
Our first partner organisation that we support is Umthombo Street Children, who work with children from all over KZN that have found themselves living on Durban’s city streets. They are well known for fusing high-intensity engagement through activities such as surfing with psychosocial support to address the children’s trauma.
As a member of Food 4 Thought you can explore a whole new world of dining out at KZN’s very best venues. We have handpicked KZN’s most successful and popular Restaurants and Café’s to be our founding partners, to ensure that your dining experience is second to none, in the region.
Whether you’re looking for casual fare or the best in fine dining, our members guarantee you a great experience. You can also enjoy the following opportunities to further your gastronomic journey and enhance your experience as a member of Food 4 Thought.
We offer Food 4 Thought Members the following Benefits:
- Restaurant-finder – to help you select a member restaurant by location OR cuisine view here
- Tickets for our Fundraising ‘Gourmet Tasting’ evenings
- Wine tasting lunches
- Discounted “last minute” gastro breaks & holidays at SA’s very best venues
- Entry into our annual Food 4 Thought KZN Masterchef Competition
- And so much more………….only available to registered members
All our participating member restaurants have agreed to automatically add an optional 1% donation, to all customer bills. 100% of the proceeds will be passed to Umthombo Street Children, a dynamic KZN-based organisation empowering street children. No deductions or administration fees. This money will be used solely for supporting the valuable work of Umthombo.
Customers not wishing to pay the 1% can simply and discreetly cross out the 1% on their bill and it will be immediately deducted by the waitron…no fuss…no pressure!
‘Food 4 Thought’ is committed to ensuring that:
- Umthombo receives 100% of all money raised, without any deductions. In return we will ensure that all donations are invested wisely. Members receive updates on how their hard earned cash has made a difference to the lives of the children at Umthombo.
- Our members and donors receive a wide range of value-added benefits for their generous support.
We hope you like our concept and look forward to receiving your membership registration.
Jess Meredith-Watts: Founder of Food 4 Thought