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April 26, 2013

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April 26, 2013

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

January 5, 2010
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January 5, 2010
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

December 20, 2009

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December 20, 2009

"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

December 20, 2009

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December 20, 2009

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

December 20, 2009

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December 20, 2009

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

December 20, 2009

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December 20, 2009

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

December 18, 2009

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December 18, 2009

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

December 16, 2009

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December 16, 2009

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

December 16, 2009

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December 16, 2009

The vegetarian nepalize food is resteurant quality. The singing, druming, and interaction between volenteers and eaters creates the atmosphere of a mellow party. Althogh here is no official security, the calm energy keeps conflicts to a minumum.

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

I have been both volenteer and client, and felt that I benefited greatly in both roles. When I was depressed, it helped me feel better about myself to serve. Other times, I just ate. In both cases, I enjoyed the music and the socializing.

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

Make it larger.

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

see above

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

compasionate people of different ages, nationalities, races and religions.

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

Serve many more meals.

Ways to make it better...

People ate here becasue they wanted to, niot because they needed to.

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

Homelessness, hunger and poverty.

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

This group can't solve those problems, but it's a good start.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

December 16, 2009

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December 16, 2009

curry without worry, to me, was an embodiment of our potential to collectively accomplish great things within out communities. Amidst a world of animosity and profit-based thought, it is a reassuring thing to be involved in a community project that feeds bodies and souls solely to do just that.I volunteered in the kitchen for ten sucessive weeks, and I know that I will return as soon as I can. Also, Curry Without Worry is responsibly devoid of unnecessary costs and beaurocracies, donors can be sure that their money is going directly towards the food we buy.

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

freindly, compassionate, open-minded, altruistic in an unpretentious way.

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

create a revolutionary stage for community dining that would change lives and perspectives.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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