Bowl of rice or three-course meal? Julie Goodwin trusts pot luck at World Reality Dinner

Campaigns and Advocacy, GROW, Media Releases, News article written on the 11 Oct 2012

Members of the public will be trusting pot luck at Oxfam Australia’s World Reality Dinner at the University of Sydney at 6pm on Monday 15 October.

Held on the eve of World Food Day, Oxfam Australia is hosting the dinner and forum to raise awareness that despite the world producing a surplus of food, one in eight people go to bed hungry each night.

Chef and Oxfam ambassador Julie Goodwin will MC the event, which will see dinner guests getting first-hand experience of the inequality of food distribution around the world.

Guests are split into three groups and receive three different meals. Global dietary realities will be reflected in the type and quantity of food served. 

Oxfam Australia’s Food Justice spokeswoman Kelly Dent said the event’s aim was to highlight the issue of global hunger and the role we all could play in building a future where everyone had enough to eat.

“Putting good food on the table can be a challenge for all of us,” she said.  “But for many people around the world, just having enough food to feed the family is a constant worry.

“Oxfam is seeing a record number of food-related emergencies around the world, as communities already on the edge experience rising food prices and changing weather patterns.

“We’re inviting people to come together over a meal around World Food Day to support Oxfam and our work in tackling hunger.”

The World Reality Dinner also will include a forum for the community to join leading thinkers, policy makers and practitioners to discuss how together we can fix the failures of our global food system. 

Speakers include Oxfam ambassador Julie Goodwin and Kelly Dent.

Oxfam Australia’s World Reality Dinner will be held on Monday 15 October at 6pm at The University of Sydney, The Refectory, Holmes Building, Science Road, Camperdown.

Tickets to the dinner are $15 per head. Tickets must be purchased in advance via Oxfam’s Eventbrite page –

Media enquiries to Laurelle Keough on 0425 701 801.