Close to 1 in 4 people around the world live in poverty – a reality that has only been made worse by the impact of COVID-19. Many of these people live right on our doorstep in Asia – a region that is also home to many incredible curries – from the korma curry of India to the rendang of Malaysia.
This September, many of our supporters served up feasts to celebrate the vibrancy of these countries while also helping families in need during The Great Australian Curry.
“Whether at home, or in your favourite restaurant, The Great Australian Curry is a fantastic event to encourage us all to give generously to help families in need, whilst enjoying a delicious curry together." - Scott Walters, Chief Executive Officer of Opportunity International Australia.
Victorian Opportunity supporter Matt Allen has hosted many Great Australian Curry nights in the past. This year he is celebrating his 50th birthday with friends on a long weekend away and will host his event in a holiday house down the Great Ocean Road.
“If you’re looking for a great and fun way to support Opportunity International Australia and make an impact for families living in poverty in developing countries, I encourage you to host a great Australian curry event,” said Matt.
Rebeca Alavandar, Supporter Relationship Specialist with Opportunity, hosted her own Great Australian Curry event for 30 people on Father’s Day, raising close to $1,000.
One of the guests at the lunch, Priya, said “Thanks for hosting Father’s Day and the Great Australian Curry. It was a really lovely afternoon and the cause behind it made the get together more meaningful.”
There's still time to join the Great Australian Curry, if you'd like to share a feast with friends or host a curry-themed event at your workplace.
Visit greataustraliancurry.org.au for more details!