Capital - The pay-offs and perils of pay-as-you-wish. Natalie took a marker pen and on the shop window wrote “ALL YOU CAN EAT.
PAY AS YOU WISH.” “I liked the idea because it had a funny side and it was easy. The response was good from the start, so we thought okay we can keep going until further notice.” They never had to stop. More than eight years later, the restaurant, Der Wiener Deewan, still lets customers set their own price; those who insist on a number are directed to a take-away menu with prices ranging from 4.5 to 9.5 euro ($6.12 to $12.92). The three-room, 75-seat restaurant serves five curry dishes, rice, salad and dessert. Der Wiener Deewan is one of a growing number of restaurants that allow customers to choose their own price. It might seem like a recipe for financial disaster. “Since we have a lot of customers who are quite regular they somehow choose a fair price that keeps us running,” said Natalie. The Lentil messiah or just a very naughty boy? Whatever it's worth: Shanaka Fernando at Lentil as Anything at the Abbotsford Convent.
Lean takings as tightwad diners exploit Lentil As Anything's philosophy. GiveWell. Sacred Heart : Journey to Social Inclusion (J2SI) Journey to Social Inclusion (J2SI) is a Sacred Heart Mission initiated service model which was piloted over three years between November 2009 and October 2012.
The project, which was the first of its kind in Australia, aimed to demonstrate that with the right investment it is possible to end a person's long-term homelessness and that it makes economic sense. Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition. The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) is an international organization working toward a world free of malnutrition and its debilitating effects.
GAIN runs a variety of programs to support fortification of staple foods to increase global health; the program targeted by The Life You Can Save and by GiveWell is GAIN's Universal Salt Iodization (USI) Program. The Problem: Iodine Deficiency. Lentil As Anything featuring Leon Booth. Lentil as Anything needs you to volunteer - see how much fun it can be! Lentil as Anything, Interview with founder Shanaka Fernando. The Difference - One World Everybody Eats. The Difference a “Family” of community kitchens are making in the world: Together, all of the community kitchens serve approximately 3,468 meals a day, or more than 1.3 million meals a year to community members.
In addition we have also helped countless numbers of people gain food service training through our volunteer opportunities. * Based on an average of 50/meals per day for all community kitchens. Humans of Lentils.
Volunteer Opportunities. The Salvation Army Melbourne Project 614 could not do their work without the 100's of volunteers helping out each week; from serving our community members in the Hamodava Cafe, to whipping up meals in the Kitchen or heading out on Outreach, we thank you for your amazing contibutions.
There are a number of volunteering opportunities available in the following programs; Mobile Outreach, AMP Youth Bus, The Vault Youth Space, Youth Street Teams, Salvos Metro Transit Teams, The Hammy Live music venue, The Marketplace, Hamodava Cafe, Whole in the Wall Café, Hamodava Coffee Van, The International Couch, Night Watch, Bella's Friendship Club, so contact us to find out more... To volunteer or for further information please contact: Lauren Cockerell Email: firstname.lastname@example.org For Corporate volunteers please contact:Email: email@example.com. ‘A ReaL MeaL’ Melbourne’s on-street soup kitchen. In the last 3/12 years A ReaL MeaL has served over 15,000 hot meals The Big Umbrella is proud to be leading A Real MeaL, providing hot food to the marginalized communities of Melbourne.
We seek to provide more than just food to these people, we aim to create friendships and build trust. This goal is achievable through the help and support of the Father Bob Maguire Foundation as well as the friendly and genuine nature of our volunteers. Pay what you want. Pay What You Want (or PWYW) is a pricing strategy where buyers pay any desired amount for a given commodity, sometimes including zero.
In some cases, a minimum (floor) price may be set, and/or a suggested price may be indicated as guidance for the buyer. The buyer can also select an amount higher than the standard price for the commodity. Motivation Giving buyers the freedom to pay what they want can be very successful in some situations, because it eliminates many disadvantages of conventional pricing. Buyers are attracted by permission to pay whatever they want, for reasons that include eliminating fear of whether a product is worth a given set price and the related risk of disappointment (“buyer's remorse”). Further reasons for sellers implementing PWYW pricing includes price discrimination and market penetration.
History and commercial uses Research In a large scale experiment conducted in a large amusement park, Ayelet Gneezy, Uri Gneezy, Leif D. See also Lentil as Anything - Everybody deserves a place at the table - book by Shanaka Fernando. “When money loses its value, the goodwill and kindness we extend to each other will emerge as the ultimate and most sustainable currency of exchange.”
Shanaka Fernando – August 24th event. Shanaka Fernando is a revolutionary.
For many years he has been well-known in Melbourne, Australia, as the pioneer of the Lentil as Anything pay-as-you-feel vegetarian restaurants. In recent times he is becoming influential as a public speaker and motivator.. Shanaka inspires by example. He leads a simple, modest life a she continues to inspire and challenge perhaps millions as he advocates an inclusive, ethical approach to business and life, and a belief in the innate goodness and generosity of his fellow man. Born in Sri Lanka, since his late teens Shanaka has travelled extensively throughout countries including Kenya, Brazil, Thailand and Indonesia, curious about the culture of people living more closely with nature, people who have little contact with civilization. Shanaka was named Local Hero in the Australia Day awards in 2007 for his non-profit, socially responsible Lentil As Anything restaurants. Universal pay as you feel - Shanaka Fernando at TEDx Melbourne.