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sauce: SBS / sandra froon
“We have donated over 98,000 meals to date,” said Kabul Social founder Sean Christy David.
“We will provide families in Afghanistan with packs to prepare meals at home so they don’t have to buy ingredients they may not be able to afford.”
Yakut Hamayoun makes traditional bread in Kabul Social. sauce: SBS / sandra froon
The United Nations World Food Program reports that more than 6 million people in Afghanistan are facing starvation-like conditions and 20 million are severely food insecure.
“I make bread all day long because this bread is so good,” she said.
“My sisters and brothers are all there and I am very worried about them. But I am happy to work here and we are safe,” she said.
“And that equates to about 70,000 hours of training, education, employment and $2.5 million in wages for those who may have had barriers to entering the workforce.”
The Plate It Forward Group aims to hire a total of 300 people by the end of this year.
Restaurant owner Sean Christy David. sauce: SBS / sandra froon
Among the new recruits are Afghan brothers and sisters who recently came to Australia.
She and her brother plan to study in Australia while working at a restaurant, but Taliban-era Afghanistan doesn’t give girls the chance.
“Shaun’s real appeal is his focus on community and connection to build people’s lives in a new country.”
Refugee Week runs from June 18th to 24th. World Refugee Day is June 20th.
https://www.sbs.com.au/news/small-business-secrets/article/for-every-meal-you-buy-at-this-sydney-restaurant-another-two-go-to-a-refugee/ar2snadkt Kabul Social Sydney: For every meal you buy, 2 donate to refugees