Diners’ tips add up for homeless

Emma Watson

by Emma Watson

This article was originally published by Leader Community Newspapers, December 2 2o14

DineSmart for just $2 and you can help feed poor

Gaston Rabot, Danielle Finning, Ben Lewis and Wendy Moon celebrate the 10th year their re Gaston Rabot, Danielle Finning, Ben Lewis and Wendy Moon celebrate the 10th year their restaurant Ambrosia has signed up to DineSmart, which asks diners to consider donating $2 to help provide meals for the needy in their area. Picture: Jason Sammon

THE team at Berwick’s Ambrosia Restaurant are cooking up a storm to help raise money for the homeless.

Co-owners Danielle Finning and Gaston Rabot have supported DineSmart for the past decade, raising money for grassroots organisations tackling homelessness in the area.

“Your home is your sanctuary,” Ms Finning said. “It’s devastating to think people can’t enjoy the simple things like having dinner at the table with your kids.”

DineSmart began in 2003 as part of a StreetSmart Australia initiative.

DineSmart restaurants ask customers to donate…

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Freelance writer. Activist on homeless issues. 48 years old. I write about subjects that need to be examined closely and thoughtfully. The idea for Brain Sections came from reading a book about abandoned asylums. I wanted to set a suspense story in that setting. The inclusion of crazed scientists turning homeless people into zombies is what makes the story unique. View all posts by tjmcfee

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