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 than we do in Australia.

Our event has been held annually since February 2012 and all costs associated with running the event are covered through the generous support of our partners who provide the venue, equipment and their time to ensure that 100% of the funds raised are distributed to selected charities, both locally and overseas.

We invite you to join us with raising awareness and funds through the meal with a difference, making a difference.


The Rice Meal is run by a volunteer committee:


President:            Graham Howes

Vice President:    Lisa Glassborow

Treasurer:             Ward Carolan

Secretary:            Ward Carolan


We are also grateful for the support that is provided on the day and in the lead up from many others who are committed to raising awareness and support for those who need it most.


100% of our fundraising is passed on to local charities. In 2019 our fundraising efforts helped...


Maroondah Rotary

One Girl

Jessy Gifts

The Foothills Foundation



Contact Us

Ward Carolan

Phone: 0423 058 598

Email: ward_carolan@thericemeal.com.au

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