It’s that time of year again when one of my favourite charities Find Your Feet starts their fantastic campaign to raise funds through sharing. I love sharing a meal with someone, whether its catching up with old friends or having a business meeting, after all, most of my meetings are about food. Over the next few months why not host a dinner party and raise money to help some of the poorest families across the world build a future free from hunger.
I have been involved with Find Your Feet for the last few years, ever since I met them, and they are a charity that have been working hard for over 50 years to raise vital funds for the poor communities in India and Africa. Instead of just sending the money overseas, they invest the money they raise to educate villages and communities, teaching them skills to help them work themselves out of poverty. One of the reasons why I love and believe in this charity is that 90p out of every £1 they raise go to these families.
For the last few years they have run a campaign called Curry for Change. It’s really simple to get involved. All you need to do is think about cooking a curry and inviting your friends and family over, asking them to donate, and all goes to charity. Don’t worry about what to cook – I have given them some wonderful recipes, and to make everything even easier you don’t even need to pop out and buy the spices for them. Fudco have kindly offered to send you some when you sign up for the information pack. Perfect! There is also a chance to win a cooking masterclass with me where I will take you through how to cook your favourite Indian dishes. So look out for them in the press as loads of people are getting involved. You have until the end of November to host a Curry for Change night so don’t worry about running out of time.
If eating in isn’t your thing then there are some fantastic London Indian restaurants that are taking part in the campaign too.
So there really isn’t any excuse not to have your own Curry for Change dinner party. There are loads of recipes in my Recipes section to get you started, and if you really don’t want to stay in and cook then you can always eat out at one of the restaurants that are supporting Curry For Change, and you will still be able to make a difference to someone’s life.
Their goal is simple :
‘To enable poor rural families to grow enough food so they don’t have to go hungry, to strengthen their voice so they can speak out against injustice and to earn enough money so they can find their feet.‘
So what day are you hosting your own Curry for Change night?…