ASRC | CATERING | Feast for Freedom | Monday 18–Sunday 24 March 2024

[Edited extract from public address]

Excitement levels are at an all-time high in the kitchen as the launch of Feast for Freedom is just around the corner.

This year’s Feast For Freedom Week runs from 18 to 24 March, but you can choose to host your Feast any time before 30 April.
Feast for Freedom is not just an event; it’s a powerful expression of community coming together in support of refugees and people seeking asylum, and a celebration of their food, their culture, their stories, and their contribution to Australia’s diversity.

Over the coming weeks, hosts will embark on a special journey filled with delicious food, inspiring stories, and favourite recipes gifted to us by this year’s Hero Cooks, Harchana and Reveka. Both cooks have prepared special feasts for you to recreate in your kitchen, showcasing traditional dishes from their home countries of Malaysia and Venezuela. 

The recipes from these two feasts make more than just meals; they’re memories intertwined with incredible stories of courage, hope, and possibility.
Whether you’ve been a steadfast supporter of the ASRC or are newly involved with our cause, we invite you to join us in the Feast for Freedom, helping to raise vital funds for the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre. 

To celebrate the beginning of the Feast, we’re gifting the first 200 sign-ups a beautiful falafel spice and recipe from our social enterprise, ASRC Catering. With a $25 donation, you can also secure a limited edition 2024 Feast for Freedom tea towel.

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 provide food, shelter, healthcare and other vital services for people seeking asylum.
Your participation can make a difference in the lives of more than 7,000 people seeking asylum who use the ASRC services each year while they rebuild their lives in safety. 

So, gather your friends, family, colleagues or community and get ready to come together for a life-changing feast. 

Yours in food and feasting,
Jo Gumley & Suzana Dewa, Feast For Freedom Coordinators


ASRC Catering
The Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC)
Address: 214–218 Nicholson Street, Footscray VIC 3011
Tel:  +61 3 9939 6320