ICYMI, we like food. We like it a lot. But we also recognise that we’re some of the luckiest ducks around and there are plenty of people around the world who don’t get to experience life’s little luxuries. In fact, 795 million people in the world live in hunger and poverty. That’s a pretty astonishing figure, and it’s why we’re pretty passionate about The Hunger Project’s Unleashed Women initiative.
Unleashed Women is all about empowering communities, and women in particular, who are living in poverty by giving them the resources they need to become self-reliant. How? By providing quality healthcare to mums and bubs, helping to keep young girls in school and providing financial training and loans so these women can start their own businesses.
And guess what? You can help—by eating a ridiculously decadent dessert. True story. We’ve teamed up with the legends over at Brooklyn Depot to come up with the Unleashed Brooklyn Triple Twinkie Sundae. With three house-made Twinkies—a red velvet, a S'mores and a cookies & cream flavour—served with white and dark chocolate ice cream, crushed nuts and a cherry on top, this is a dessert lover's dream! It will set you back $12, and for each Unleashed Brooklyn Triple Twinkie Sundae, The Urban List will personally donate the equivalent amount to The Hunger Project’s Unleashed Women Initiative. So you can have your sundae and eat it too—because it’s all for a good cause! It’s only available from Thursday 21 to Thursday 28 September, so get there stat!
Image credit: Brooke Darling for The Urban List
Editor’s Note: The Hunger Project is a cause extremely close to our hearts. We have committed to donating up to $6,000 in support of their Unleashed Women initiative and we are so thankful to all those who also show their support, whether through dessert, fundraising or awareness. You guys are awesome.