We partner with restaurants, local homelessness charities and social enterprises.
Diners chip in a $2 donation at partner restaurants in-venue or through their digital platforms.
Money raised will provide a pandemic crisis response including food and meals through social enterprises, material aid, emergency aid and other critical services in the community.
"To be able to show where the money goes is a way to help people believe in it. The staff got behind it so much. It’s a really nice way to engage with your guests and your staff, and a way to refocus on how lucky we are to be working in this job.”
“We think it is important for business to give back – and DineSmart is such a simple way to effect meaningful change in people’s lives. ”
“We love being part of DineSmart. It's a great concept that assists small, grassroots charities. It's simple to administer and all our customers are very supportive as it gives them an opportunity to contribute, that they may not of otherwise had.”
“DineSmart is an opportunity to raise funds and awareness. When most of the press around homelessness is focused on the lack of funding, while people are really suffering - it is great to be able to positively engage - and take practical action.”
SmartMeals: DineSmart has helped distribute nutritious ready made meals across Australia, through our partnership with social enterprises such as Bendigo Food Share. People at risk of homelessness are being trained and gain life skills, while cooking meals for others in their local community experiencing hardship and food insecurity.
Youth – DineSmart donations have funded hundreds of youth focused programs like Youth Projects. Their diverse programs offer emergency assistance and health care for rough sleepers, to reskilling young people to build their confidence, ability, skills and opportunities around paid employment, navigating their way out of poverty and homelessness.
Women and Children Domestic violence is the leading contributing factor for people becoming homeless. Refuges, such as Kara House, are on the homelessness front line. DineSmart donations fund a wide range of support services for women and their children including crisis support, emergency accommodation, legal services, and school uniforms and supplies.