I was fortunate to discover Go Eat Give over a year ago and have been progressively involved with the organization since. Connecting people through volunteer vacations, authentic cuisine, and meaningful cultural experiences, Go Eat Give carves out a unique space in the international, human rights, and cultural services arena. No other nonprofit in the area allows people to discover and connect with international communities both locally and abroad in a more significant way. Participating in Go Eat Give's activities will open doors to delightful new worlds and create opportunities for engagement with diverse populations. I highly recommend this organization!
I have had the pleasure of interning at Go Eat Give this past Spring and my experience there was invaluable. Every event was tailored for educating the community in different cultures by experiences basic tenets of their society. Being able to break bread over cultural differences can go a long way. Working closely with the Executive Director and Founder enabled my growth as a person and professional. Although I learned a lot of technical skills to apply towards future opportunities at other business organizations, the biggest impact was being able to breakdown prejudice through education and personal experiences at these events.
Having been involved with the organization for a year, I can say that I have great
Admiration for Sucheta Rawal's drive to share culture through her work.
Respect for the tremendous effort and always sticking to its essence.
Traveling with Go Eat Give to the North of India is something I wish I could do again soon!
I loved all of the dinner experiences at friends houses and listening to different stories shared about their rich culture.
I hope to keep on seeing the Atlantan Go Eat Give community grow and I hope that even more people will get to the opportunity to travel abroad with it.
Working at Go Eat Give has been a very fulfilling and exciting experience. My internship has given me the opportunity to see so much more about the non profit field than I am able to learn in the classroom. I have developed many skills and have a much greater concept of what to expect in the workforce.
Go Eat Give connects people through fun and interactive events that leave a lasting bond among people. I have attended numerous of these events and met so many international people in Atlanta who are doing incredible work. I've had the chance to interact with vendors, donors, partners and or supporters in my capacity as event planing intern and I now have a deeper appreciation of bringing an event to life. I have also gained invaluable experience in fundraising and marketing. Go Eat Give truly leaves a positive impact in the community and brings people from diverse backgrounds together for meaningful interaction.
My internship has exposed me to delicious food, great company and the fulfilment of helping those in need. My role as event planning and marketing intern included many responsibilities necessary to run a business. Each day brought different circumstances and I had the opportunity to make decisions on my own, with guidance, and learn from both my successes and failures. The internship was a worthwhile experience and I feel that it has prepared me well for my professional career
I recently had the opportunity to go to Bali, Indonesia with Go Eat Give. To say that this trip was life changing is an understatement. It included a stay at one of the most beautiful resorts, dining at the finest restaurants, and visiting the top tourist attractions in our area. Our group also had inspirational yoga classes twice a day with Jason Anderson (calmtivity.com). However, what impacted me the most was volunteering at a school with the Bali Children's Project (balichildrensproject.org). We had sessions for the children that included Yoga classes, English Classes, and Arts and Crafts. BCP is a wonderful organization that does great things for it's community and it was an honor to be a part of their mission.
A recent visit to Bali, Indonesia with Go Eat Give educated and enabled me to connect across the world with Bali Children's Project (www.balichildrensproject.org) to support programs like sponsoring village children for schooling, HIV prevention programs, and other programs. Go Eat Give is a superb platform that will help you change the world, one smiling child or adult at a time. Folks, this is real; I have witnessed the impact first hand. Go Eat Give was an eye opener to our group that is now more informed and involved in changing the world - our world. Join us, and have some fun putting a smile on people's faces while changing their lives!
The impact of Go Eat Give in the Atlanta community and beyond is hard to describe. Through programming within Atlanta and volunteer trips around the world, this organization brings people together and encourages anyone involved in its programming to reach beyond their comfort zone to make a new friend, learn about a new culture, and see the world through educated and accepting eyes. I have been to eight Destination Dinners while volunteering with Go Eat Give. A Destination Dinner is an evening of cuisine and programming focused on a particular country with presentations and performances to share all aspects of the country's culture with attendees. These events create a wonderful opportunity for guests to discover new things about our neighborhoods and meet the chefs that bring the international cuisine of Atlanta to life. Personally, I always meet people from different walks of life, different professions, and of different world views at these dinners and enjoy hearing their stories and sharing my stories with them. I am very proud to call myself a member of the Go Eat Give family!
I love going to all the different events and experiencing the unique and authentic food. Moreover, hearing the stories of people from the various countries that are represented is a very rewarding
opportunity. This is a perfect organization for those who want to learn more about multicultural ways of life.
I had the pleasure of travelling with Go Eat Give on a volunteer trip to Cuba in 2013. I have long been a supporter of the organization's mission to deepen cross-cultural experiences through food and volunteerism, and the trip delivered on all counts. I especially liked that there was plenty of flexibility in the itinerary to explore independently while still providing enough structure to assure exposure to significant highlights. The entire experience was positive and affecting.
I was fortunate enough to work with Go Eat Give as the Marketing and Communications Intern last summer. Through my work I gained professional experience, and I was introduced to many interesting people at Go Eat Give's destination dinner events. My experiences also successfully encouraged me to try new foods which is no easy feat!
I really enjoyed the opportunity to work with Go Eat Give's founder, Sucheta Rawal-- she was wonderful to work with and very supportive of my career goals.
I found the Marketing and Communications Internship on idealist, and I'm so thankful I got the opportunity to work for the organization these past few months. I've learned an abundance of skills from my internship, both in the realm of marketing and beyond. But what I love most is that I've gotten to do all of this while participating in a worthy cause. I've had the opportunity to learn and educate others about different cultures, try many delicious new types of cuisine, and meet a ton of interesting people. Go Eat Give is an organization that combines both worldly and individual enrichment with fun!
I was fortunate to travel with Go Eat Give to Cuba in 2013. What an amazing experience. The entire trip was vey well planned and the volunteer opportunities fulfilling and very worthwhile. I had visited Cuba many years before, but Go Eat Give showed me parts of the country that I was never able to previously access. The Go Eat Give experience is one that can be tailor-made to your group or family.
There are many advantages from joining the Go Eat Give organization. The two that I find most important are cultural awareness and developement of new friendships. The world has become smaller with technology,and with Go Eat Give it becomes even smaller. I am able to establish relationships with people from all over the world without leaving the state. you can completely immerse yourself in other cultures with the dinner experiences from different countries. overall a fantastic organization.
They say you get what you want, I came to know about Go Eat Give through linkedin, more than the opportunity of volunteering it was the cause, the idea of connecting, people, places and palates just hit the right chord for me. It's been five months since I have been associated with Go eat Give and now there is no looking back, I love the idea, the spirit and the attitude with which Sucheta has been involved with the nonprofit. Go Eat Give so far is the best chapter rolling in my life, I hope to convert it into a book.
I learned about Go Eat Give on LinkedIn and was immediately intrigued by their model for creating cross-cultural connections both locally and around the world.
Since I joined the board I have had an amazing time trying interesting foods, learning about different cultures and countries, and meeting other people who also care about these things. I highly recommend it to anyone who values those things and is looking for opportunities to give back and help those in need.
There is saying way to mans heart goes through his stomach. And I believe way to the other culture involves stomach as well:))
But Go Eat Give is not just about food, it's about culture, understanding other communities, meeting new friends, helping others and making Earth a better place!
And Sucheta Rawal, founder of the organization is the best example of it.
I've been involved with Go Eat Give for about a year and a half now and it's been a fun and fantastic way to learn more about other cultures, to try new cuisines, and to meet other people that are curious about the rest of the world. Go Eat Give is, as far as I know, currently also the only nonprofit authorized to organize volunteer trips to Cuba, in addition to their other "volunteer vacations" to Bali, India, Spain and more. The "Destination" dinners are fun, informative and delicious! Held at a different restaurant each month with guest speakers, music / dance performances and more, it's a lot more fun than just going to the restaurant. It's a way to learn more about, and experience a part of, the culture of the country being featured that month.