DineSmart, now in its 18th year, is an annual fundraising event that unites restaurants and customers to raise funds to support people at risk or experiencing homelessness. To date the initiative has helped raised over $7 million to provide essential and innovative responses to homelessness.
This year DineSmart is asking customers, both dine in and takeaway, to chip in $2 towards a meal for an Australian in a food crisis. These hearty and nutritious meals will be delivered to vulnerable people who may otherwise not have eaten.
Taking part is simple: dine at one of the restaurants below between December 1 and December 31. When your bill comes, add $2 to the total. Alternatively, StreetSmart has partnered with HungryHungry, Mr Yum, Abacus and more to create a $2 donation option for customers ordering food through their digital ordering platforms at participating restaurants.
Last year 33 community grants worth $191,150, funded by DineSmart 2019 donations, were distributed in Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland and South Australia.
The full list of DineSmart partners is available here.