Freak­shake whips up a chal­lenge

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - NEWS - Kaylee Martin

PERTH’S first milk­shake chal­lenge made a huge splash at Cafe 2 Twenty-Four last week­end.

Hosted by the Feed­mee App at the pop­u­lar Belmont-based eatery, the con­test dared the peo­ple of Perth to guz­zle down a 3.7-litre milk ‘freak­shake’.

Chal­lengers com­peted in teams of three to down the sug­ary bev­er­age in less than three min­utes and in re­turn Feed­mee App will sup­port OzHar­vest and de­liver up to 400 meals to peo­ple in need.

Tyler Spooner, the co-founder of Feed­mee App, said the chal­lenge was a quirky way to get peo­ple talk­ing about a se­ri­ous is­sue.

“Our milk­shake chal­lenge is a way to raise aware­ness about the hunger prob­lems in Aus­tralia,” he said.

“It’s a bit of fun for a se­ri­ous cause.”

Mr Spooner said pub­lic poverty in Aus­tralia was greatly un­der­stated; it was thought more than 100,000 Aus­tralians lived in poverty and that one in 10 chil­dren strug­gled to eat reg­u­lar nu­tri­tious meals.

OzHar­vest col­lects good food from busi­nesses and de­liv­ers it at no cost to char­i­ta­ble agen­cies who feed the vul­ner­a­ble.

OzHar­vest WA state man­ager Jen­nifer Keen said she was thrilled Feed­mee App was jump­ing on board to of­fer sup­port.

“The chal­lenge is a great op­por­tu­nity for us to raise aware­ness about our op­er­a­tions and the grow­ing need for food re­lief,” she said.

The Feed­mee App pro­gram do­nates a meal to some­one in need for ev­ery five vis­its their users make to a restau­rant part­ner.

Three teams took the freak­shake chal­lenge on Satur­day.

More in­for­ma­tion and pic­tures of the win­ners is avail­able at www.face­book.com/cafe2twen­ty­four.

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