CURRY WITHOUT WORRY

Rating: 5 stars   21 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture, Food

Location: 2269 Chestnut Street Ste 967 San Francisco CA 94123 USA

Mission: Each Tuesday, Curry Without Worry seeks to give holistic nourishment by providing healthy, Nepalese meals to hungry guests in the heart of downtown San Francisco.  Served with the spirit of compassion and acceptance, all who partake in the experience receive more than a hot meal. Curry Without Worry seeks to feed both mind and body through music and dance, human interaction, and the merging of our global community.

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Rating: 5 stars   Featured Review

10 people found this review helpful

hot food, tasty food, happy people, happy stomachs, good vibes, lots of love, and lots of passion... thanks for the food and love curry without worry!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

them feeding my belly with food and my heart with love

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

no changes

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the good food and the good vibes

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

honest and affectionate

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

feed 10 million people

Ways to make it better...

no way to make the experience better

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

none that i am aware of

One thing I'd also say is that...

curry without worry!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-12-01

Rating: 5 stars  

Curry Without Worry is a very respected and impactful organization to the San Francisco community. I have volunteered a number of times, hosted fundraisers, and served on the board. Those that work with the organization care about the dignity of every person served and want to do what they can to help. I would recommend giving donations of time or money to this great organization.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

I have been volunteering for Curry without Worry for four years. What keeps me coming back?The faces of the people we serve as the receive a nutritious meal that has a variety of vegetable and herbs that are healing. We pay attention to digestion and the feeling of abundance for the people we serve. The best thing I experience is the sense of community celebration and the connection we all feel whether receive or offer a meal. Music , a warm healthy meal, compassion, connection and a sense of gratitude for the people receiving the food we so love to give -that is why i keep coming back to this community everyone creates each Tuesday. Thank-you everyone for the time we share together.

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of advisors?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

1 previous review
Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

Curry without Worry is about community without borders. It is about sharing a meal with those less fortunate. I have volunteered for CWOW for 2 years helping to prepare the meals and have found such pride in how they are prepared with attention to nutrition , taste,variety and attractive presentation. It gives all of us working such joy to offer meals that provide everyone we serve our very best. Curry without Worry makes me realize we all need to extend our world to everyone- a stranger ceases to be a stranger, and the possibility of hope and equality become possiible when we break bread together. A day can make a difference in our lives, and Curry without Worry helps to make a difference with each meal it gives to those in need and to those who are lucky enough to prepare and serve those meals.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

seeing people come back to us ,once they have gotten on their feet , to offer us their service as a token of gratitude. One young man told me he would not have made it through without the meal we provided each week. He came back to voluteer.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

All the people I have met that want so much for everyone. The sense of extended community to those in need.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

make the world a less hungry place and help to create larger community awareness to the needy and our mutual need for each other to get to higher ground.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-12-01

Rating: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

Great! I helped to cook Nepali food with personable and genuine people and then brought the food to downtown San Francisco where we served others in need of a hot meal. It was a great experience. The organization is very welcoming to new volunteers as well as to the people they serve. This is such a positive environment to be in. With continued funding and access to a place to cook and serve, Curry Without Worry will be able remain helping others!

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The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

genuine, kind, and personable.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

Rating: 5 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

"rain or shine" this celebration of human compassion brings delicious food, laughter, music and compassion back to a society sorely lacking such vital community activities by bringing people of all stripes and shades around "the human fire place" to quote the lively founder Shrawan

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If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Not only feed all those who were hungry in downtown SF for at least 3-4 nights a week, but bring wonderful acts of collabrative entertainment events to give people a chance to sing and shine together

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-12-01

Rating: 5 stars  

11 people found this review helpful

When I first approached the food the organization was serving, I couldn't help but want to get in line along with the homeless because it smelled so good! I have never been to a soup kitchen that served food as delicious and wholesome as Curry Without Worry. So it is no surprise that there is a line forming long before the organization gets there. In addition, the volunteers are always very friendly and have fun being there, creating a memorable experience. The owner also plays the drums and sings while the homeless wait in line which also creates a spirited and uplifting environment.

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The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

extremely friendly and happy to be there. I continue to go because I look forward to the good time.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-12-01

Rating: 5 stars  

13 people found this review helpful

I heard about Curry Without Worry through a friend and thought it sounded like an interesting way to volunteer my time. However, it was so much more fulfilling than I was expecting. All the other volunteers are very friendly and happy to be there and all the people coming to get food are sweet and very appreciative. They all had good stories to tell and were eager to talk. The food was amazing; the smell alone was drawing people in from all over. I really can’t wait to go cook and serve again!

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If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Expand greatly! Right now is a small project, they cook in a kitchen that a church was kind enough to allow them to use and drive it over in a little van, set up their own tables and serve in the middle of a square downtown. With $10 million, they could p

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-12-01

Rating: 5 stars  

11 people found this review helpful

Hello I first heard of curry with out worry from my daughter's school. So one day i decided to take my daughter there to see what it was about. Soon as we got there we just so impressed, with everyone. We have decide to go there every Tuesday and help out. Joy that curry without worry bring to people it's amazing. This is a truly the best organization i have ever seen.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The people are so warm, caring and friendly. They make everyone feel very special.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-12-01

Rating: 5 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

I first learned of Curry Without Worry while living on the streets of San Francisco as part of a street retreat. During my week living on the streets I received meals from a variety of soup kitchens and shelters. None compared with the quality of the love and nourishment which is cooked into every wholesome meal which Curry Without Worry provides every week to hungry souls in San Francisco. In no way did I feel belittled or diminished by asking for food from Curry Without Worry. After I received my plate of warm, vegetarian food I sat with a group under the Simon Bolivar statue at Civic Center plaza. There I felt a part of a community as I ate and talked with others and listened to the sounds of Nepalese drumming and singing. The simple phrase, "Happy Tuesday," being sung with the drum beating was like a sweet mantra. Nothing was asked of me before I was fed, and afterward I felt encouraged to stay and talk for as long as I liked. I appreciated the intermingling of servers and the served. All seemed to sit together and eat afterward: the housed, the homeless, the young, the old. It was nice how few distinctions I felt. After being served by Curry Without Worry I decided to volunteer there as a cook in the kitchen preparing the meals. I felt the same sense of love and community that I felt while being served when I was volunteering. I have so many memories of singing to Bollywood music while we worked, as I learned about frying puri and making the curry dishes. It has been one of the most fun volunteer experiences I have ever taken part in. Volunteers come for as much time as they are able, and there is always a warm welcome for all volunteers for the time they can offer. Every time I volunteer, I go home feeling healthier and happier for having spent the day in that community.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the amount of fun we have while helping others. That may seem contrite, but I think that it shows that the volunteers really have a good time cooking the food. While being respectful in offering food, they also encourage a very friendly atmosphere.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

very welcoming to new volunteers. I have met volunteers who come every week and volunteers who can only volunteer once, and both were treated with a tremendous amount of respect and gratitude.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-12-01

Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

Curry without Worry is a whole experience. Whether you volunteer to cook the delicious 5 dishes of Nepalese food, or serve it on Tuesdays evening, or even just show up to the line that outstretches the lengthe of San Francisco's Civic Center. This none profit is the clearest and most percise to its cause. I does not attempt to resovle a list of world problems, but it does successful provide a reliable delicious, nutritious, and warming meal to anyone who is hungery. There is no discrimination so all walks of life come to Curry Without Worry, homeless regulars, local crazies, starving college students, hungry downtowners. Sharwan, the creator of Curry without Worry, with his wonderful culianary and dedicicated volunteer crew provide a warm inviting and cultural experiences for all filled with music, laughter, and good food. Thank you for your service.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

kindness from everyone and appreciation from recipiants

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-8-01

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