When I met Ishay for the very first time during our Plate to Page adventure in Germany it became immediately apparent that she is a very socially engaged person. She is originally from South Africa where she lives with her Dutch husband (who came with her to Germany since they were on a vacation too and had just come from Barcelona (or they were just going to barcelona after Germany… sort of forgot the details) and she writes the fabulous blog Food and the Fabulous.
Now just before we left for home after that wonderful weekend in Weimar Ishay asked us all to think about contributing to WeFeedBack, an organization where she is rather active. I was initially a little confused as to what it was that was required of me, but after having checked out their website I became enthusiastic about participating in this great cause. WeFeedBack is all about fighting world hunger and then in a very simple way. Let’s say you organize a dinner for your friends and you decide to have a BBQ. What does a typical BBQ cost? Let’s say a low budget one would be € 10,= per person. If you have 10 friends over that would be a total of 100 euro.
The idea around WeFeedBack is that you basically give that amount back to kids around the world that are suffering from lack of food. For a 100 euro you could feed 500 kids! An if each of your friends brings 10 euro to the table it’s not a lot of money for a cause as good as this.
Wefeedback is an initiative of the World Food Programme as a means to use social media and social platforms to build a community. A community that can give back by donating the value of their meals and with that feed kids.
It doesn’t have to be 100 euro. Any little contribution is welcome; even your ham and cheese sandwich could already help 1 or 2 kids! The explanation on the site is much better then what I can do here, so I will let you check out the site and see for yourself how easy it is to contribute.
I kept it small and went for dinner with my good friend Hermin (who is featured in the little video above) She made a video of me too, but chicken that I am… she looks much better then me, so I thought I show her video instead of mine..‘m also rubbish at editing it, but well…. you can hear what she had to say!
We had a great Thai meal with lovely starters, pad thai noodles and spicy beef with spring beans. It was – for a change – a dry day so we could eat outside on a terrace (we were in Amsterdam).
Making that little video was sort of hilarious… I mean; I am not sure how many takes we did before we ended up with a video without a fit of giggles in between but it was great fun and all for a good cause too.
If you want to join wefeedback too, please use the link here