A new FFLG global partner, the Food for Life European Association (FFLEA) was officially founded today in Belgium. The new organisation will help Food for Life projects across Europe share good practices, improve communications and build the capacity of each individual member organisation for improved prasadam* distribution across Europe. FFLEA will also assist in fundraising and represent affiliate organisations in Europe to the media and the European Union.
Matej Poljansek (Mukunda das), FFLG regional representative for Europe said, “Our goal is for all residents of Europe to regularly receive and relish prasadam.
The new offices will be located at:
Food for Life Global Regional Office for Europe Oudergemselaan 197 Etterbeek 1040 Brussels Belgium,
International director of Food for Life, Paul Rodney Turner (Priyavrata das) welcomed the new initiative:
It is time to firmly establish FFL for what it truly represents – a service to provide free prasadam to all people, at all times and everywhere possible! That is what Food for Life is all about. We don’t discriminate. We want everyone to experience prasdam because we believe that sharing food is the most universally welcomed act of kindness there is, and when you share pure food, like prasadam, with love, you are essentially communicating through your actions: “I love you. We are family.”
And wherever there is this sense of unity and brotherhood there is no question of hunger, poverty, or racism. Everyone begins to care for each other. That is what Food for Life is all about. Even the late Nelson Mandela noted this unique quality of Food for Life during a speech he gave at a Food for Life picnic for 40,000 school children in Durban:
Another important building block for new democracy is the love and goodwill we show to each other. That is the spirit of Masakhane, of bringing one another together. It is also the spirit of today’s festival organized by Food for Life.
The principle message of Food for Life Global will always be: Uniting the world through pure food!
Prasadam of course is the most pure of all foods.* Prasadam: Plantbased meals prepared and offered to God with love and devotion.