A celebration of what unites us
We know that good food feeds the heart and soul and sharing a meal together has the power to unite people from diverse backgrounds as one family, one community and one people.
This is the power of Feast for Freedom.
Feast for Freedom is a celebration of the community coming together in unity to stand with refugees and people seeking asylum and raise vital funds for the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre. It is a true celebration of refugees and people seeking asylum – their food, their culture, their stories and their contribution to Australia's diversity.
Feast for Freedom in 2024
Feast for Freedom calls for people to gather in their homes, workplaces or communities to host their own feast to raise funds in support of people seeking asylum, while cooking recipes gifted by refugees.
In 2024, the recipes you'll get have been generously shared by two refugee women and powerhouses, Harchana (from Malaysia) and Reveka (from Venezuela), for you to cook and enjoy with your family, colleagues or friends. Collaborating refugee cooks are remunerated for their recipes and their time. We thank Harchana and Reveka for sharing with us these special favourites that mean so much to them.
This year, we are also introducing a collaboration with Elrica Jasmine, a visual artist with lived experience of seeking asylum. Elrica illustrated the 2024 limited edition Feast for Freedom Tea Towel and the beautiful illustrated patterns that decorate the campaign and represent Malaysian and Venezuelan gastronomies.
A life-changing Feast
As a Feast for Freedom host you'll be inviting your guests to come on a culinary journey with you, discovering new foods, cultures and traditions, while asking people to make a donation to the ASRC to help you reach your Feast fundraising goal.
Donations can be made via your personalised fundraising page, which you will have access to when you register to host.
Since 2019, over 4,000 people across Australia have hosted a Feast for Freedom raising almost $2 million to enable the ASRC to support and empower people seeking asylum.
To learn more about the ASRC and our important work click here.