With every burrito or bowl purchased a meal is donated to someone in need.
With our partners Rise against Hunger, an international hunger relief agency, we have provided millions of nutritious meals to disadvantaged communities across Africa, Asia and the Americas. Since inception, with the help of our customers we have donated over 40 million meals, working toward the goal of 1 billion by 2025.
Zambrero holds annual meal packing events on #Plate4PlateDay, where volunteers come together to help pack meals for those in need. Last year we hosted the first ever Ireland meal packing event, we packed 30,024 meals with 100 amazing volunteers. These meals were shipped to Africa to help change lives through our hunger relief partners Rise Against Hunger. Plate 4 Plate Day is BACK this year on Sunday October 15th, 2023. Hosted by one of our wonderful neighbors at St. Mary's College located at Rathmines Rd Lower, Dublin 6, D06 CH79.
Every time someone purchases a burrito or bowl at any of our restaurants, Zambrero sends a nutritious meal to someone in need in the developing world via our distribution partner Rise Against Hunger.
Meals donated by Zambrero are packed, stored and distributed by Rise Against Hunger around the globe, primarily through school feeding programs. Zambrero customers can also get involved to pack meals at Zambrero's annual Meal Packing Day.
The impact achieve by our Plate 4 Plate initiative wouldn't be possible without the efforts of our customers and distribution partners.
Find our just how our Plate 4 Plate meal donations are delivered to where they are needed most.
INTERNATIONAL DISTRIBUTION PARTNER
Rise Against Hunger is Zambrero's international distribution partner. As an international hunger relief agency, Rise Against Hunger directs our Plate 4 Plate meals to communities much in need globally, where many do not have access to adequate nutrition, primarily through school feeding programs.Learn more
Rise Against Hunger meals donated by Zambrero are a nutritious combination of rice, soy and dehydrated vegetables, fortified with a vitamin mix, specifically designed to supplement the diet of malnourished individuals.
The meals have been created for easy transportation so they can reach remote areas anywhere in the world. All ingredients are rice-based so they suit the diets of most individuals as well as being vegetarian, culturally neutral and easily blended with locally available spices, vegetables and proteins. Zambrero’s contribution per meal is based on the cost of the raw ingredients and does not include packaging, shipping or meal distribution, which are covered by Rise Against Hunger and its partner organisations.
Zambrero was introduced to Ireland in 2016 and now has over 31 locations across the country. By October 2023, over 1.7 million meals have been donated in total through Zambreros in Ireland alone.
With plans to expand further, we hope to hold an even bigger Meal packing Event in 2023 with a goal of 100,000 meals!