Frequently Asked Questions

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The Event

  • What is Feast for Freedom?
    • Feast for Freedom is a shared food experience in aid of people seeking asylum. Held throughout Australia, it is a celebration of the flavours and cultural diversity that people seeking asylum bring to Australia.

      You can register to host your own Feast, following recipes gifted by Our Cooks - wonderful people from diverse places who were granted asylum in Australia. They have hand-selected these recipes from their own personal cookbooks for you to prepare in your home or workplace for family and friends to raise funds for the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre.

      The funds you raise will help provide food, shelter and health services for over 7,000 people seeking asylum who need support settling into Australia every year.

  • When is Feast for Freedom?
    • Feast for Freedom is back for March 2023 and our Feast for Freedom Week will run 20 – 26 March, 2023.

      Each Host can choose the day and time they would like to hold their Feast, and most have their Feast during the Feast Week. If you are eager to host a Feast but are not free that week, you can host your Feast at a time that suits, we just ask that you have wrapped up your fundraising by 30 April.

  • Where is Feast for Freedom held?
    • As a host, you have the freedom to choose where you would like to hold your Feast. It could be in your home, your workplace, or even a park!

  • Why should I get involved?
    • Feast for Freedom gives you the opportunity to raise funds to support people seeking asylum in a fun, delicious and celebratory way with friends and family.

      Imagine sitting down to a tasty meal that has been made following recipes handed down generation after generation by a person who received asylum here in Australia. It’s a great way to help provide food, shelter and health services for over 7,000 people seeking asylum who need support settling into Australia every year.

Hosting a Feast

  • How do I become a host?
  • Can I host a Feast if I am overseas?
    • Absolutely! When it comes to Feast for Freedom, you are free to hold your Feast wherever works for you. Simply register as a host today.

      Unfortunately we can’t post the Host Kit overseas but we can provide you with online resources to help you host your Feast.

  • What if I’m not available during Feast Week? Can I host my Feast another day?
    • Absolutely. While we encourage our hosts to hold their Feasts during that particular week (20 - 26 March, 2023), you are more than welcome to hold it a bit before or after if that works best for you. Please note, all Feasts and fundraising need to be completed by 30 April, after which the pages will be closed down.

  • Who will be cooking the Feast?
    • As the host, you will be in charge of preparing the Feast. Most hosts will cook themselves, but you can enlist the help of a friend who you know is a fantastic cook if you wish.

      You could also do a pot-luck style Feast where you ask your guests to contribute a dish if you wish.

  • I’m not a great cook – can I still host a Feast?
    • Absolutely! Our cooks have hand-selected dishes that are simple enough for anyone to master and impress their friends with but you can also make adjustments or choose other recipes that you are more comfortable cooking.

      For those hosting their Feast in Melbourne, you can also add an authentic starter, side salad or dessert to your Feast with our award-winning social enterprise ASRC Catering. Use FEAST2023 for 10% off your next order

  • Who should I invite to the Feast?
    • Friends, family, coworkers, neighbours, customers - it’s your choice!

  • How do I invite guests to my Feast?
    • You can invite guests in whatever manner is easiest for you. You can set up a Facebook event, or a WhatsApp group, email, text message or old fashioned phone call. For large scale, ticketed or workplace Feasts, you could manage ticketing and RSVPs via Humanitix, EventBrite or TryBooking if you wish. Be sure to include a link to your fundraising page so they can donate online with ease.

      Your personal Feast for Freedom page will collect your donations and manage your fundraising. Make sure you share this URL with your guests so they can donate directly to your Feast.

      We've also mocked up some handy invite templates which you can access on our Resources page, and you can also download a personalised poster with a unique QR code to your fundraising page which will be useful to display at your Feast to collect those last minute donations.

      When asking people to join you, one of the most important things to share with them is why you’ve chosen to host a Feast, why this cause and this event are important to you, and the impact their donation can make on the lives of refugees and people seeking safety in Australia.

  • What will be sent to me?
    • We will send each host a complementary kit with a recipe booklet, a table centrepiece, conversation starter cards to use at your Feast and a few special surprises.

      Find out more here.

  • Is there somewhere I can go to connect with other hosts?
    • Connect with other hosts via our Facebook Group, or view tantalizing feast photos on Instagram under #FeastForFreedom

  • Can two (or more) people co-host a Feast?
    • Yes you can co-host but all communications will be sent to one person so ensure you register with the details of the host who prefers to receive all Feast communications and details of the donations your Feast has received.

The Recipes

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