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A safe and positive learning space where the holistic

development of vulnerable children is the key focus

What we do

We are a health and education center that started in 2013. We provide nutritious food and creative educational activity for children between the ages of 6 and 12 in the community Monte Chingolo, Argentina.

What we do

We are a health and education center that started in 2013. We provide nutritious food and creative educational activity for children between the ages of 6 and 12 in the community Monte Chingolo, Argentina.

What it means

What it means

What it means

Food For Thought has three key pillars.... 

Education drives sustainable social change within communities and we strongly believe that interaction and enjoyment are the keys to unlocking children’s learning. Primarily we educate through the arts, providing drama, art, music, yoga, healthy cooking, physical education, sustainable gardening, and recreation classes.

Food For Thought has three key pillars.... 

Education drives sustainable social change within communities and we strongly believe that interaction and enjoyment are the keys to unlocking children’s learning. Primarily we educate through the arts, providing drama, art, music, yoga, healthy cooking, physical education, sustainable gardening, and recreation classes.

Health & Nutrition
Social Inclusion
Environment & Sustainability

 Nutritious food and a balanced diet are fundamental to good health and are essential to learning, social behaviour and cognitive development. We provide healthy meals combined with education around food and healthy hygiene habits.

 Nutritious food and a balanced diet are fundamental to good health and are essential to learning, social behaviour and cognitive development. We provide healthy meals combined with education around food and healthy hygiene habits.

We work with children from many difficult backgrounds and circumstances. The children learn to respect themselves and support each other within this community context. We work closely with the families as to provide a holistic approach to the child’s integral development.

We work with children from many difficult backgrounds and circumstances. The children learn to respect themselves and support each other within this community context. We work closely with the families as to provide a holistic approach to the child’s integral development.

Teaching children about ecology, gardening, sustainability, and recycling, provides them with the tools to live more sustainable and healthy lives. We teach children to nurture and respect their local environment, which in return has a positive impact on their personal health.

Teaching children about ecology, gardening, sustainability, and recycling, provides them with the tools to live more sustainable and healthy lives. We teach children to nurture and respect their local environment, which in return has a positive impact on their personal health.

OUR MISSION

To improve the health and wellbeing of vulnerable children through nutrition and creative educational activity.

OUR VISION

To create, support and promote an environment where every child’s rights are respected, protected and fulfilled.

Why we are different

Why we are different

100% of donations go to the field

Our staff costs are covered by Social Opportunity Group – a social enterprise based in Oceania. With no administration costs, 100% of donations go towards food and education resources in Argentina.

100% of donations go to the field

Our staff costs are covered by Social Opportunity Group – a social enterprise based in Oceania. With no administration costs, 100% of donations go towards food and education resources in Argentina.

Real people making a real difference

We aren’t some big faceless organization. Ben, Vale and the rest of the team work with the kids everyday, cooking meals and running classes. Follow along via our Instagram or Twitter feeds to see the tangible impact of your support.

Real people making a real difference

We aren’t some big faceless organization. Ben, Vale and the rest of the team work with the kids everyday, cooking meals and running classes. Follow along via our Instagram or Twitter feeds to see the tangible impact of your support.

A local and sustainable approach

We work directly with local communities, engaging everyone from age 5 to 75 to understand how we can best support them and build better opportunities for them in a sustainable and long-term way.

A local and sustainable approach

We work directly with local communities, engaging everyone from age 5 to 75 to understand how we can best support them and build better opportunities for them in a sustainable and long-term way.

LATTE ART FOR CHANGE 2019 (HEAT 1)

IN COLLABORATION WITH SOCIAL OPPORTUNITY GROUP

LATTE ART FOR CHANGE 2019

$500 IN CASH PRIZES + COFFEE TOYS

$20 TO COMPETE (FREE TO WATCH) - 6:00 PM KICK-OFF – TASTY EATS AND DRINKS AVAILABLE ON NIGHT

Compete against some of the best baristas in Melbourne and fight it out for $500 prize money and the title of Arte Latte Maestro.

The competition kicks off with HEAT 1 at Mayday Coffee and Food (Richmond) on 18-Sep-19, HEAT 2 a week later om 25-Sep-19 at Auction Room (North Melbourne) and the FINAL at Maker Fine Coffee (Richmond) on 2-OCT-19.

Register online to compete or make a tax-deductible donation at www.socialopportunitygroup.com.

All money donated and raised on the night goes directly to the ‘Food for Thought’ project in Monte Chingolo, Argentina; with your $20.00 entry fee paying for lunch for one child for a whole month.

‘Food for Thought’ is a safe and positive learning space for vulnerable children.

LATTE ART FOR CHANGE 2019 (HEAT 1)

IN COLLABORATION WITH SOCIAL OPPORTUNITY GROUP

LATTE ART FOR CHANGE 2019

$500 IN CASH PRIZES + COFFEE TOYS

$20 TO COMPETE (FREE TO WATCH) - 6:00 PM KICK-OFF – TASTY EATS AND DRINKS AVAILABLE ON NIGHT

Compete against some of the best baristas in Melbourne and fight it out for $500 prize money and the title of Arte Latte Maestro.

The competition kicks off with HEAT 1 at Mayday Coffee and Food (Richmond) on 18-Sep-19, HEAT 2 a week later om 25-Sep-19 at Auction Room (North Melbourne) and the FINAL at Maker Fine Coffee (Richmond) on 2-OCT-19.

Register online to compete or make a tax-deductible donation at www.socialopportunitygroup.com.

All money donated and raised on the night goes directly to the ‘Food for Thought’ project in Monte Chingolo, Argentina; with your $20.00 entry fee paying for lunch for one child for a whole month.

‘Food for Thought’ is a safe and positive learning space for vulnerable children.

LATTE ART FOR CHANGE 2019 (HEAT 2)

IN COLLABORATION WITH SOCIAL OPPORTUNITY GROUP

LATTE ART FOR CHANGE 2019

$500 IN CASH PRIZES + COFFEE TOYS

$20 TO COMPETE (FREE TO WATCH) - 6:00 PM KICK-OFF – TASTY EATS AND DRINKS AVAILABLE ON NIGHT

Compete against some of the best baristas in Melbourne and fight it out for $500 prize money and the title of Arte Latte Maestro.

The competition kicks off with HEAT 1 at Mayday Coffee and Food (Richmond) on 18-Sep-19, HEAT 2 a week later om 25-Sep-19 at Auction Room (North Melbourne) and the FINAL at Maker Fine Coffee (Richmond) on 2-OCT-19.

Register online to compete or make a tax-deductible donation at www.socialopportunitygroup.com.

All money donated and raised on the night goes directly to the ‘Food for Thought’ project in Monte Chingolo, Argentina; with your $20.00 entry fee paying for lunch for one child for a whole month.

‘Food for Thought’ is a safe and positive learning space for vulnerable children.

LATTE ART FOR CHANGE 2019 (HEAT 2)

IN COLLABORATION WITH SOCIAL OPPORTUNITY GROUP

LATTE ART FOR CHANGE 2019

$500 IN CASH PRIZES + COFFEE TOYS

$20 TO COMPETE (FREE TO WATCH) - 6:00 PM KICK-OFF – TASTY EATS AND DRINKS AVAILABLE ON NIGHT

Compete against some of the best baristas in Melbourne and fight it out for $500 prize money and the title of Arte Latte Maestro.

The competition kicks off with HEAT 1 at Mayday Coffee and Food (Richmond) on 18-Sep-19, HEAT 2 a week later om 25-Sep-19 at Auction Room (North Melbourne) and the FINAL at Maker Fine Coffee (Richmond) on 2-OCT-19.

Register online to compete or make a tax-deductible donation at www.socialopportunitygroup.com.

All money donated and raised on the night goes directly to the ‘Food for Thought’ project in Monte Chingolo, Argentina; with your $20.00 entry fee paying for lunch for one child for a whole month.

‘Food for Thought’ is a safe and positive learning space for vulnerable children.