Here at TLSE, Bali holds a very special place in our hearts, with our very own lady-boss Heidi having lived there herself. While last year was by no means easy for anyone, it definitely hit some places harder than others. As such a popular tourist and international travel destination, Bali has suffered significantly from international travel restrictions, meaning many people have been left struggling to purchase bare essentials like food, baby formula, nappies and medicine.
“As frequent travellers to the region, we’ve experienced first hand both the significant contribution Australian tourism has on the Balinese economy, and the harrowing burden on communities when this is threatened" says General Manager of Passage Foods, Simon Bartram.
In an effort to help, Australian owned and family-run business Passage Foods has recently launched its very own initiative 'Curry for a Cause' to help give Bali a boost of support. With all proceeds going to the Yayasan Solemen Indonesia Foundation (a local Indonesian organisation whose goal is to alleviate the misery of extreme poverty by bringing hope and sustainable solutions to those in need), Passage Foods is trying to raise funds to help out those in need.
“We felt compelled to make a positive difference to a country and destination that is heavily reliant on tourism, so this initiative is our way of offering our support, while encouraging everyday Aussies to also get on board and play their part” continues Simon.
Not only is the simmer sauce a tasty (and easy) blend of spices, crushed peanuts, coconut milk and zingy lime, with just 5 weeknight dinners being enough to support a Balinese family of four for an entire month. Even better, all you have to do is purchase the curry sauces online - and with Australia wide delivery, they'll send it to you no matter where you are!
So, take the stress out of your busy weeknights and support a good cause while doing it. Check out the curry flavours here.
WORDS | Brittany Ross
IMAGERY | Passage Foods