R U OK? launch charity restaurant
R U OK? and Taste of Melbourne in partnership with Electrolux are joining forces with celebrity chefs to launch Conversation Bites.
The charity restaurant will be available exclusively at Taste of Melbourne and is an initiative to raise funds for suicide prevention and to encourage meaningful conversations from 30 November – 3 December in Yarra Park.
Celebrity chefs including Dan Hunter, Raymond Capaldi, Sam Pinzone and Geoff Lindsay will combine their passion for food and suicide prevention and design limited-edition dishes for the restaurant.
A percentage of the proceeds from the restaurant will fund additional R U OK? campaigns and resources to generate more life-changing conversations.
“Whether you’re a foodie or not, tough times can sometimes wear us down,” R U OK? says CEO Brendan Maher.
“That’s why R U OK? has teamed up with Taste of Australia, to get people together over food. Because a problem shared is a problem halved, and a great place to start is by asking, ‘are you ok?’
“Eight people per day take their own lives in Australia. So, how do we reduce that number? We need people to talk about it — not just on R U OK? Day, but 365 days a year.”
For more information on how to get the conversation started, click here.