Food is integral to travel. Not only is it a necessity but it is also the epicenter of culture. And while food might be the main ingredient in many memorable travel moments, it is often the “meal” that sets these experiences apart.
A meal expands on the flavor and aroma of food with conversation between friends, cultural perspectives shared over Peking duck, fine wine sipped over the fireplace, atmosphere uplifted by cheers and seafood hotpot, family reunited to the heat of habanero tequila and grilled fish… and on and on.
A meal is an experience. It is the journey, the backstory, the I-spilled-wine-all-over-my-clothes laughing so hard with friends sharing stories over a hot plate, and everything surrounding the food, including the food itself. It’s how you got there. It’s how you felt when you left. It’s how a shared food experience changed something inside you, excited you, brought you to life, left you breathless, happy, and fulfilled.
A Tasty Project for Charity
Like Project Alpha and the eventual The Trip that Changed my Life book, which raised $10,800 for charity, this project brings together travelers from all over the world to collaborate on a book that will raise money for Action Against Hunger, a top rated charity that uses 93% of donations on programs that not only feed the hungry but also fight to eliminate the root causes.
According to the World Food Programme, more than 795 million people worldwide do not have enough to eat. That’s 1 in 9 people on Earth!
While this project celebrates food and the power it has in bringing people together, it also provides an opportunity to share that happiness with those who struggle to feed their families.
Read on to see how you can get involved with this project.
Contribute a Story
Do you have a story to share? Then join us and let those creative juices flow freely. Share your “food experience” and become immortalized forever in our final compilation. You do not need to be a blogger or professional writer to contribute a story. All it takes is a willingness to share your story.
To learn more about being a contributor, jump to our Contributor Resources page or sign up now and we will contact you with more details.
Become a Project Beta Ambassador
If you love what this project supports and want to contribute but don’t have a particular story to share, then sign up to be a Project Beta Ambassador. We NEED you to help do something incredibly important: spread the word! As an ambassador, you represent Project Beta, create awareness, generate buzz, and bring people to our project. You will be an INVALUABLE asset for our team and your support will have a direct on the success of this project.
So, are you up for the task? If so, sign up below and we will contact you directly with more information.
Support Our Crowdfunding Efforts
If you’d like to get periodic updates on the project’s progress and support our crowdfunding efforts when the finished product is available, you can register below. You can also join us on Facebook and be social!
Become a Local Community Sponsor/Partner
While the project aims to fundraise for an international organization in Action Against Hunger, we realize that local communities may also benefit from our efforts. If your local organization would like to get involved and participate in our activities, we welcome you!
A sponsor is an individual or business that pledges to donate to a local charity on our behalf. The preferred charity is one that fights hunger in the local community such as a food bank or soup kitchen. Your donation will be tallied together with our international fundraising to aggregate the total impact from this project.
As a sponsor, you will help raise awareness of the continual battle against hunger in your local community and worldwide. The more voices that can be heard, the bigger the impact will be. To show our appreciation, we will feature you in the Sponsor Index of the finished product. This includes your organization’s logo, link to your website, and a short bio.
To be considered a sponsor and champion of the local community, a minimum pledge of $100 is required. Verification of the donation will be requested prior to your business’s inclusion in the Sponsor Index.
A partner is a local charity organization that wants to work in conjunction with us. This could include cross promotions, special concurrent events, and other opportunities. We’d love to get in touch with you to see how we can work together to better the lives of those in our local communities.
Congratulations! You’re a project contributor! Your story is what makes this project possible. All resources for contributors can be found by visiting our Contributor Resources page.
THANK YOU for being our ambassador! You are our voice to the world. Your participation ensures that our project gets the awareness it needs to be successful. You can find all resources for ambassadors at our Ambassador Resources page.
This project will employ the crowdfunding Generosity platform, a fee-free service so that the vast majority of the fundings we raise will go to charity. There is a 3% payment processing fee that is applied to transfer funds from backers (you amazing souls) to the fundraiser (us grateful souls). That means for every $100 raised, $97 will go to charity.
This platform is powered by the INDIEGOGO engine.
Crowdfunding specifics will become available as the campaign gets closer to kickoff.
This project is made possible by the wonderful contributions and partnerships with people like YOU. Come join us!
Working behind the scenes, the Executive Team is the engine that makes the project “choot choot.” Contact any of the members listed here for any inquiry related to the project; though, the preferred first option is our Communications Director, Kayleigh Zeeff.
Introducing our incredible list of contributors! Want to join them, read above in the “Contribute a Story” for more details.
To learn how you can help our project by being an Ambassador, read above in the “Ambassador” section.
Local Community Sponsors
Special THANKS to our incredible sponsors for their generosity and support. To see how you can be a sponsor, See our Become a Local Community Sponsor/Partner section above for more details.
Local Community Partners
Your organization here! See our Become a Local Community Sponsor/Partner section above for more details.