Sydney foodies raise cash for the homeless this Summer!
Written by Robert Key
“The feel-good hamper of summer.” Gourmet Traveller
"Indulge and celebrate with this ingenious and delicious gift for Christmas. Share the tastes and share the love." Christine Manfield
"Good food for a good cause. What more could we ask for." MasterChef Magazine
“Check out this great Christmas hamper initiative.” the(sydney)magazine
The Philanthropic Foodie is an innovative philanthropic think tank based in Sydney. We conjure creative ways to embrace inspired culture while raising awareness and funds for community minded projects. Our maiden voyage fuses Sydney’s cult food personalities and establishments with Australian Of the Year nominee Father Chris Riley’s Youth Off The Streets. Sydney food culture is thriving as never seen before. Australia is literally ill with a love of fine food. A quick flick across the television confirms this prognosis. Seven-year-old children preparing a degustation that rivals Tetsuya would have once baffled the average foodie but is now accepted as the norm!
The Philanthropic Foodie saw it fit to celebrate this Sydney food renaissance, uniting amazing Sydney individuals such as Christine Manfield (Universal, Darlinghurst), Jarod Ingersoll (Danks Street Depot, Cotton Duck), Will Young (Campos), the Palumbo brothers (Gelato Messina), David Mcguinness (Bourke Street Bakery), Simon Johnson, the Harris family (Harris Farm Markets) and more. The idea was conceived to create unique Christmas gourmethampers sydney, offering the ultimate snap shot of Sydney’s cult culinary elite. Most importantly, while devising something so innately opulent and indulgent, the perfect karmic offset would be that all profits be given to Sydney’s forefront homeless charity Youth Off The Streets.
The Philanthropic Foodie proudly introduces Love Sydney, inspirational gourmet hampers for Sydney-siders with a shared love of fine food, beautiful beverages and great living. Without doubt the coolestgourmet hampersthis Summer, Love Sydney’s unique offering sources products from only award-winning cult Sydney restaurants, delis and bakeries, not traditionally available in hamper format. These brands include Bourke Street Bakery, Christine Manfield, Gelato Messina, Simon Johnson, Danks Street Depot, Campos, Harris Farm Markets and more. Other highlights include “Bvlgari sparkles with S.Pellegrino” limited edition mineral water, hand drawn Christmas Card by Sneaky Sound System’s Daimon Downey, and a freshly pressed CD album from uber Sydney record label Future Classic.
With 36,000 Australian teenagers homeless this Summer, The Philanthropic Foodie are hoping to raise $25,000 for Youth Off The Streets via the donation of 100% profits from all gourmet hampers. Imagine yourself sipping on your Campos Superior Blend or Bvlgari San Pellegrino, dipping into your Christine Manfield and Bourke Street Bakery delights, while feeling karmically balanced by your contribution to a worthy cause. Our inspiration is simple. Live well, give back. The Philanthropic Foodiegourmet hampersare available now, from $150-$250, while stocks last, exclusively from www.foodie.org.au, delivered to your door. For media opportunities with any of the individuals or businesses involved with this project, please contact The Philanthropic Foodie via the below details.