Two seats at Noma Australia to be auctioned off for charity

12 February, 2016 by
Aoife Boothroyd

A new campaign developed by non-profit organisation The Hunger Project Australia will see seats at some of the nation’s top restaurants – including Noma Australia – auctioned off for charity.

The Hunger Project is a global, non-profit organisation with the aim of ending world hunger by 2030 by breaking the cycle of poverty. The charity empowers people living in rural villages in India, Bangladesh and Africa by teaching farming techniques, literacy programs, entrepreneurial skills, and child/ maternal health and nutrition amongst other valuable skills.

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The campaign, titled A Table to End Hunger, offers diners the opportunity to bid on reservations at some of Australia’s most celebrated restaurants including Noma Australia, Aria, Bennelong, Quay and Guillaume. All proceeds from the winnings will be donated to The Hunger Project Australia and conducted via the campaign’s eBay site.

“Australia is a nation of foodies whose appetite for the greatest and latest in the dining-out scene is insatiable. That’s why we’re thrilled to partner with Australia’s top restaurants to help us solve a first world problem for Australian foodies while also enabling us to solve a greater problem – chronic, persistent world hunger,” says Cathy Burke, CEO, The Hunger Project Australia.

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“At The Hunger Project, we’ve always believed the end of hunger is possible. Although this might seem like a lofty goal, in the past 25 years the number of people living in hunger has actually been cut in half! We have come a long way, but; there are still 795 million people living in chronic hunger globally. By unlocking their capacity, creativity and leadership, we can empower these people to transform their futures and end their own hunger,” added Burke.

Auctions will go live each week on Mondays at 12pm until Wednesday at 12pm, with two seats at Noma Australia going live Monday, 15th February. 

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The list of high profile restaurants participating in the campaign includes venues in metro Victoria, Queensland and NSW.