National Curry Week was started with a wish to promote the cuisine and to raise funds for charities focusing on hunger, malnourishment and poverty. The idea was that curry lovers would be able to visit their local curry houses, pubs, canteens etc. during the week, and know that their meal would have an positive impact on others and contribute to the alleviation of poverty in South Asia and worldwide.
Today, 19 years later, National Curry Week continues to encourage food providers all over Britain to celebrate this amazing cuisine and culture through special events and fun challenges during the week, and all profits will go to charities and project working towards a better tomorrow where hunger, malnutrition or poverty is non-existent.
Here at your students’ union we are big fans of curry, and you’ll often see it served for lunch in our café, the Hive (it’s so good!). We will be celebrating National Curry Week simply by talking about curry, all day, every day – and during our market day on Thursday, we will be selling a very special bag of greens where all profits will be given to this year’s charity ‘Curry For Change’. So make sure you grab a bag of some of the freshest green you’ll ever have in your curry, and contribute to positive change as you do it.
Need inspiration? Check out our webpage for delicious curry recipes every day this week, made by students for students <3