What's it all about?

I said Somebody should do something about that. Then I realized I am somebody." ” ~ Lily Tomlin.

Eat So They Can is all about providing citizens around the world with an inspiring way to take action! Eat So They Can is an initiative of the Global Volunteer Network and the GVN Foundation. The concept is simple - by hosting a dinner party, you can help end hunger and malnutrition around the world!

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Eat So They Can: where will it take you?


Your impact in hosting an Eat So They Can event carries on longer than just the duration of your event.It flows across to other continents, to communities you may have never met with, and will provide sustainable solutions to community issues with a long-term view.

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Become a better fundraiser


Sometimes it’s difficult asking people to help you reach your fundraising goals online.Here are some quick tips to help you write personalised online appeals!1.Direct AppealIt seems straightforward enough.It seems like it should work.Unfortunately, it usually doesn’t.

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$1 = $20?


Our maths may just look a bit dodgy, but read on to check out our reasoning - and our arithmetic skills!Whether you’re interested in hearing the wider impact of grants, or you’re a keen investor or stock broker, we think you’ll be impressed with the way $1 spent on key...

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Eat so They Can is a fundraiser for the GVN Foundation, a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization in the United States established in 2005.

GVN Foundation is proud to be in special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).