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 or two. True story. We’ve teamed up with the legends over at The Nines and Decisions Cafe to come up with two Unleashed Desserts for you guys. From The Nines, we've got a vertical pavlova sundae stack with pavlova, cream, white chocolate, fresh berries, berry and passionfruit coulis, strawberry and vanilla ice cream. Then, from the team at Decisions Cafe, we've got a huge house-made doughnut sandwich with house-made raw cookie dough ice cream, a French vanilla custard syringe with Persian fairy floss, edible glitter and hot chocolate fudge sauce on the side.
The vertical pavlova will set you back $10, while the doughnut sandwich is coming in at $12.90, and for each Unleashed Dessert sold, The Urban List will personally donate the equivalent amount to The Hunger Project’s Unleashed Women Initiative. So you can have your cake and eat it too—because it’s all for a good cause! It’s only available from Friday 22 to Thursday 28 September, so get there stat!
If you want to take things a step further, set up your own fundraising account here or donate to The Urban List's account.
Image credit: Decisions Cafe
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.