On any given night in Australia about 1 in 200 people are homeless (105,000 people). Around 28,000 people are experiencing homelessness in NSW - more people than any other state. Key factors contributing to homelessness include domestic violence and relationship issues; accommodation issues such as housing crisis or inadequate/inappropriate dwellings; and financial difficulties such as housing stress or unemployment.
The Newtown Neighbourhood Centre helps by offering a First Response Program and has a Boarding House Outreach Service.
The First Response Program ensures that anybody who is homeless leaves NNC with a pathway to getting a roof over their heads. No one is turned away and everyone who comes in will speak to somebody who’s job it is to help them.
At Salmon & Bear we felt compelled to get involved with this amazing service. We want to help and we're going to donate $2 from every new Kingfish Poké sold, across both our Newtown & Zetland restaurants, to the First Response Program.
This new dish will be available from Wednesday 15th March.
We're hoping to raise over $2700 which will help get a roof over 20 heads. So, next time you're at Salmon & Bear, make sure you order the new (and very delicious) Kingfish Poké.
You can donate directly to this amazing cause here