A bit about Lentil As Anything
Here at Lentil As Anything we believe that sharing a meal is a platform for discussion, for sharing cultures and stories. Everyone deserves a seat at the table, and yet restaurant culture divides us based on our financial situation. That's why Lentil As Anything operates under a pay as you feel model, where anyone can come and enjoy a hot meal and then pay what they feel it is worth in the donation boxes at each of our restaurants.
By fostering a sense of community we allow those more fortunate to pay it forward, covering the meal of those in need. Currently, Lentil As Anything runs four restaurants, one in Newtown in Sydney and three in Melbourne at the Abbotsford, Thornbury and St. Kilda locations.
But there’s a problem
After 11 years of serving up delicious meals, the Abbotsford Lentil As Anything kitchen has experienced some foreseeable wear and tear. To be honest, we've outgrown it!
At Abbotsford Lentils, our kitchen is "where the magic happens" and we are grateful to our hardworking chefs who are the backbone of this organisation.
We really want to look after our kitchen volunteers as well as our customers, but in order to do that we need to make some changes. Our kitchen, the heart and soul of Abbotsford Lentils, is in need of some repairs.
Here’s what we’re doing about it
With an estimate of $120,000 needed for the kitchen upgrade, we intend to explore a number of options to reach our goals. We aim to raise half the funds through donations, whilst also exploring options such as grants and attracting sponsorship. If our community can help us reach $60,000 we hope to match their efforts through any means available.
For years to come we hope to see Abbotsford Lentil As Anything continue to serve up some of the best vegan and vegetarian food in Melbourne, providing a place where anyone can have a hot meal and a seat at the table.
You can join us
We need to raise $60,000 to cover half of our costs for the Abbotsford kitchen upgrade. Here's what the full sum of $120,000 will cover:
Installation of a new drainage system, new concrete floors and surface coating, new kitchen equiptment and benches including installation, painting, tiling and joinery, plumbing, carpentry and builders fees.
Please donate to our cause and help us make these changes to keep the magic alive in the Abbotsford kitchen!