When Nithi, a Sri Lankan Tamil refugee living in Point Lonsdale, initiated the first Tamil Welcome Feast in Queenscliff last year, he had three aims.
He hoped to connect to community, share the food of his culture and increase people’s understanding that refugees are not to be feared.
Together with three Tamil refugee friends from Geelong, Nithi has prepared wonderful feasts that tempt all the senses.
He has also touched hearts, with his warmth, dignity and courage.
With support from volunteers from Queenscliff Rural Australians for Refugees and Queenscliff Uniting Church, this social food project offers more than just a meal.
It has led to connections, community friendships and a sharing of cultures.
The Tamil Welcome Feast team is back again this year, with some exciting new additions to their February feast – Idiyappam and Sambar.
The feast is on Saturday, February 15 at 7pm at Uniting Church Hall, Queenscliff. A vegetarian option is available, with the bar operating from 6.45pm.
Tickets are $40 per adult and bookings are essential via trybooking.com/BHOKA.
Details: Sue on 0418 340 155