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The Rice Meal seeks to assist those in need, both locally and overseas. We do this by raising awareness and funds at our annual lunch event; a meal with a difference, making a difference.

Guests are warmly welcomed and seated as they hear from inspiring speakers and share a simple meal - a bowl of steamed rice and a glass of water. This culinary experience brings into focus the plight of many in the world who live with much less in our backyard or overseas.

All money raised at The Rice Meal events is distributed to charity.


Greg Morton - Big Mate's Pizza

Hear what inspired local hero Greg, owner of Big Mate's a Pizza, to found the charity Jazzy's Gift. Greg, through the Homeless, Not Helpless program offers support and encouragement to those less fortunate in our community.

SHANI CAIN - Oaktree Org

Learn about the Oaktree organisation - an organisation of young people leading, creating, demanding a more just world

Rafiki Mwema (Loyal Friend)

Hear from children whose lives have been impacted by sexual abuse and neglect, whose lives are now being transformed by the work of Rafiki Mwema. Children who have suffered sexual and physical abuse, often by family.


Purchase a ticket to our event, make a donation, become a volunteer or join our mailing list. There are lots of ways to help make a difference today.


Contact Us

Ward Carolan

Phone: 0423 058 598

Email: ward_carolan@thericemeal.com.au

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