Freakshake whips up a challenge
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.