Buying your lunch from Two Good is an effortless act of goodwill. The initiative works on a buy-one, give-one basis. Your lunch is delivered mid-morning and an identical meal is donated to a soup kitchen or domestic-violence shelter in Sydney.
Now it’s launching a new initiative, “Twosday” in Melbourne and Sydney. London-based entrepreneur and chef Yotam Ottolenghi and Melbourne-based chef Andrew McConnell are contributing two original recipes.
Every Tuesday you can order either Ottolenghi’s poached-chicken and chargrilled-zucchini salad ($13) or Andrew McConnell’s cracked wheat and freekah salad ($14) via Deliveroo. For every salad sold, one is donated to Domestic Violence Shelters. “Essentially someone pays for a beautiful lunch and we get to provide delicious food for those who may not be able to afford it or [who are] unable to get it for themselves,” says Two Good co-founder Rob Caslick.
“The company’s goal is to have more community gardens, our actual goal is to be a national provider to domestic violence [shelters] across the country,” he says.
Sustainability is top of mind. The organization tries to consider every element of the process, down to where the jars the lunches are delivered in are from.
The zucchinis come from the community-focused Cana Farm in Orchard Hills, which also works with people who are homeless, ex-inmates and refugees. The sorrel is sourced from a community-focused rooftop garden in Elizabeth Bay.