Our Story

Founder, Shaun Christie-David’s mum instilled this wisdom in him as a child and this spirit of equality, respect and care is the basis of the Plate it Forward movement. 

Founded in 2020 by Shaun Christie-David, Plate it Forward’s original mission was to provide meals for community members who had been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. Since then, Plate it Forward has expanded to become a food-based collective and movement that creates equal opportunity around the table.

Through employment-based programs that utilise food as our love language, we build long-term communities that are able to change outcomes for their people. Skill and strength-based experiences, restaurants and employment opportunities allow Plate it Forward to employ, train and educate individuals who might otherwise be prevented from entering the workforce. 

It doesn’t matter if you are the Queen of England or someone who walked in off the street. If you come into our home, we feed you the same meal and treat you exactly the same.

Shiranie Christie-David