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Zambrero Takes World Hunger Day to New Heights: Packing 80,000 Meals to Fight Global Hunger

Zambrero, the renowned Australian multinational restaurant franchise, is gearing up for its second annual meal packing event in support of World Hunger Day. The event will take place on the 15th of October, the day before World Hunger Day.

On the 15th Zambrero will double donations for every burrito or bowl order. Zambrero's mission is end world hunger with the goal to donate 1 billion meals by 2025


Building upon the success of their inaugural event last year, Zambrero Ireland is once again rallying the community for a day of camaraderie and compassion. With the support of 300 dedicated volunteers and the participation of esteemed sporting stars, including rugby sensation Stacey Flood, Irish sprinter Sharlene Mawdsley, and Limerick hurling superstar Gearóid Hegarty, Zambrero is determined to make an even greater impact by tripling their meal donations for every burrito or bowl purchased.


Sharlene Mawdsley, the renowned Irish sprinter, expressed her deep belief in Zambrero's mission, stating, "I am honoured to be a part of Zambrero's efforts to combat global hunger. Their commitment to making a difference is truly inspiring. The partnership with St. Mary's College and the goal of packing 80,000 meals on World Hunger Day exemplify the positive change that can happen when communities come together."


Gearóid Hegarty, the celebrated Limerick hurling superstar, shared his delight in contributing to such a positive initiative, saying, "It's heart-warming to be a part of something that gives people who need food a chance. Zambrero's dedication to addressing this critical issue is commendable, and I'm thrilled to be involved in this important cause."


Stacey Flood, the rugby sensation, outlined the significance of organisations drawing inspiration from Zambrero, stating, "Zambrero sets a remarkable example for organisations worldwide. Their commitment to ending world hunger, one meal at a time, is a beacon of hope. It reminds us all that we can make a difference, and we should strive to do so."

Zambrero's mission to combat global hunger has been unwavering since its inception in 2005. Through their ground-breaking Plate4Plate program, Zambrero donates a nutritious meal to someone in need for every burrito or bowl sold at their restaurants. This year, they are set to surpass their previous milestones, having already donated over 72 million meals globally, with 1.7 million of those contributed in Ireland.


Rise Against Hunger, Zambrero's international distribution partner, plays a vital role in directing Zambrero's Plate4Plate meals to communities in dire need worldwide, particularly in regions where access to adequate nutrition is scarce, primarily through school feeding programs.


General Manager Darragh Fanning expressed his commitment, saying, "Our mission at Zambrero is to end world hunger one meal at a time. This year, Zambrero Ireland is taking a bold step towards packing 80,000 meals for those who need it most. We are proud to support World Hunger Day and shed light on this pressing issue in today's society."


Zambrero's remarkable growth journey, which began in Canberra, Australia in 2005, has now evolved into a global franchise. With a presence in New Zealand, the United States, the United Kingdom, and Ireland, Zambrero continues to redefine the Mexican food experience. In Ireland, Zambrero first opened its doors on Hatch Street, Dublin, in 2016 and has since expanded to 20 restaurants across the country with Zambrero O’Connell Street being the latest addition. Zambrero’s workforce across Ireland amounts to 300 staff.

In support of World Hunger Day, Zambrero stands out in the Mexican food landscape with its commitment to freshness and a focus on modern, superfood ingredients that bring innovative flavours to beloved Mexican classics.


Slán go fóill.

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