7 Apr 2014

Food for thought - Ben Whitaker

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 2:10 pm on 7 April 2014

Central Otago man Ben Whitaker has always loved a good cause. After helping his parents open a coffee shop in his home town of Alexandra Ben moved to Melbourne and opened his own cafe in one of the city's ritziest suburbs. He then started to contribute to charities by donating his staff's tips to worthy causes and now, has taken it one step further with his own charity 'Food for Thought' - a healthy food and educational programme that looks after children in Buenos Aires slums. And with one in three Argentinian children living in poverty, he's certainly got his work cut out for him.