"Aviva & Co" specializes in traditional Jewish food from Eastern Europe and its founder and cook Aviva Minc combines good food for a good cause.
“The motivation behind this project is my own experiences with violence, extreme bullying and suicide, and coming out as a gay woman in the Jewish community,” Minc told the Star Observer.
Minc has decided to launch a fundraising campaign to help her start her food truck buziness and donate to the Gay and Lesbian Switchboard association.
“Statistically, seven lives are lost in one day in Australia as a result of suicide and the statistics for suicide within the LGBTIQ youth are even more alarming: 30-40 per cent have attempted suicide and are four times more likely to do so than their heterosexual peers.
“And one in three LGBTIQ people experience domestic violence or family violence, something that many people don’t even realise is happening in my community," Minc said.
Her goal is to reach $ 115,090 (9 days to go): http://startsomegood.com/healingtheworld
Note that in addition to this campaign for LGBTQ youth, Minc will also gives the surplus food to organizations to help homeless people.
Her website: avivaco.com.au
Her twitter: @AVIVA_CO
Photo credit: Moreland Leader Newspaper