Plate 4 Plate


Our friends at Zambrero Mexican Restaurant have been tackling world hunger with a program called "Plate 4 Plate". For every burrito or bowl purchased at Zambrero, a meal is donated to someone in need in the developing world or in an underprivileged Australian community. To date they have donated over 5.2 million meals with no signs of slowing down and have recently announced a partnership with Foodbank Australia whereby, for each muesli bar sold in Zambrero they will fund a Foodbank breakfast meal for an Australian in need.

We believe in their Plate 4 Plate philosophy and are happy to announce that we'll be supporting this initiative with our black rice.

You can now purchase our Forbidden Black Rice 500g bag at Zambrero for $7.90 each and for each bag sold in a Zambrero's store we'll fund the provision of a rice and beans meal via Foodbank that will support Australians in need.

Learn more about Plate 4 Plate and support the vision of a world without hunger.

Foodbank’s Sarah Pennell and Zambrero’s Stuart Cook

About Foodbank

Foodbank is Australia’s largest food relief organisation, providing food for over 40 million meals a year to 2,800 charities and 970 schools around the country. Foodbank works with over 700 partners, including farmers, wholesalers, manufacturers and retailers, who contribute surplus food and groceries for redistribution. Foodbank also collaborates with suppliers, manufacturers and transporters to pro-actively produce additional key staple foods for dissemination. According to a recent Foodbank study into the social return on investment of its activities, food security not only addresses immediate nutrition needs but also contributes to improvements in health, emotional wellbeing, sense of self-worth, social relationships and ultimately overall standard of living. Combined with the environmental savings of food not going to waste, the benefit to the community generated by every kilogram of food distributed by Foodbank is valued at $23.

For more information on Foodbank visit


About Zambrero

Zambrero is a humanitarian organisation committed to tackling world hunger. It currently funds aid and development projects in Africa, Asia, the Americas and in Australia through the sale of healthy, home-grown Mexican food. Zambrero has more than 70 restaurants nationwide and is actively expanding throughout the country and internationally. Zambrero opened its first restaurant overseas in Bangkok in July 2014 and in New Zealand in November 2014. BRW Magazine has recognised Zambrero as one of the nation’s fastest growing businesses for the past four years (2014 BRW Fast 100 list and 2013, 2012, 2011 BRW Fast Franchises lists). Growth has been most rapid since 2012, when there were 20 restaurants.

For more information on Zambrero visit

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