I was invited to participate in Sumo Salad’s #HeatUpTheStreet promotion. It’s a great initiative where they have partnered with the St Vincent De Paul Society, aka Vinnies, to provide food for homeless people this winter.
Today I had a Sumo Salad classic pumpkin soup and sweet roasted pumpkin and beetroot salad for lunch. I was impressed to find all their chicken is free range, but as I try to limit the amount of meat I eat, I went for the vegetarian options. Both were yum.
I then posted photos on Instagram and Facebook with the hashtag #HeatUpTheStreet and Sumo Salad will donate the cost of a soup to Vinnies for their homeless program. Sumo Salad’s two bosses, Luke and Mark, also spent a rainy Sydney night sleeping outside with Vinnie’s annual CEO sleepout. Mark kept a blog of the experience.
“One of the best part of the nights for me was getting a better understanding of Vinnies and the volunteers. They have an amazing group of people with such kind giving hearts working for them and with them. I’d like to thank them for organising such a great event as it makes us aware of what is actually going on out there. We are all aware of homelessness and some of the issues, however until you’ve been through that you can’t really appreciate what it’s like,” Mark wrote.
You can help too by sharing your Sumo Salad photo on social media with the #HeatUpTheStreet hashtag before the end of September. Or make a donation in store. Or both.