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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Turning Thanksgiving Gratitude into Christmas Cheer #givingtuesday


Have you had a great Thanksgiving? We hope you've had an opportunity to spend time with your family reflecting on the things in your life you are grateful for.

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Event Planning: The Pro-Tips Edition


ESTC Charity Ball 2013This weekend, the ESTC Team in Wellington will be hosting our campaign launch event - the countdown is on! We're hosting a Charity Ball at our national museum, Te Papa - if you're in Wellington, come along!If you've planned a fundraising event before, you know these final...

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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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21 hosts signed up for 2015 so far!

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  • Moorthorpe Primary School 74.03 GBP 12 months ago
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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).