Tag Archives: Food for Life

Latest video from Food for Life Annamrita

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Food for Life Annamrita project, founded by ISKCON Food Relief Foundation is having a major impact on child malnutrition in India and directly improving the academic status of millions of school children throughout India. To learn more about this amazing project, visit: www.annamrita.org

Food for Life responds to massive floods in Argentina

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On February 15, six people died in the town of Río Ceballos Cordoba, Argentina, after massive floods tore through the region from heavy storms. An estimated 20,000 people have lost their homes, as the rivers overflowed, dragging everything in their path.For the last 8 months Food for Life volunteers have been providing hot meals throughout Cordoba from their Motorhome, so… Read More »

Food for Life in Ukraine – Even a war can’t stop us

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Food for Life Ukraine is battling against all odds to bring hope and healthy meals to victims of the current conflict. Volunteers are serving thousands of hot plant-based meals all over the region to needy families. 

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The above video is 3 days in the life of volunteers of Food for Life in Donetsk. The video highlights some of the places FFL volunteers are serving free meals: Monday and Thursday of Ilovaysk – 700 servings; Tuesday: Khartsyzk – 700 servings; Wednesday: village Kommunar -700 servings; Orehovo -150 servings; village Pastuhovka -150 servings. Volunteers also visit centers for pensioners and single disabled citizens in Kalinin, Kiev, Kuibyshev and Petrovsky. 

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(Above) Some of the volunteers of the Food for Life Donetsk — a cohesive group filled with compassion for people, regardless of race, ethnicity, political or religious beliefs — for cold and hunger have no national boundaries! 

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(Above) In early January, Food for Life Donetsk added a new member – Eugene. He came from Irkutsk to join the team. Here he is helping to serve hot food to villagers near Communar.

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Food for Life Volunteers from Lugansk, Ukraine opened a social dining room to provide hot meals to  155 people. Their tasty lunch consisted of pea soup, bread and semolina pudding.

“The electricity went off before we could complete cooking the porridge and so our cooks thought not to serve it out, but the people demanded it, so we happily obliged,” explained one of the volunteers. 

Many people have expressed admiration for FFL’s soup. Many of them had no idea that vegetarian soup can be so delicious. 

Visit their website: https://vk.com/foodforlifedonetsk

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Food for Life Vrindavan latest documentary

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Made by Emmy award-winning producer Robyn Symon (http://symonproductions.com).
Food for Life Vrindavan (FFLV) is a humanitarian aid organisation officially recognized by the Indian government and is one of the finest examples of Food for Life around the world. For the last ten years, FFLV has worked in the poorest villages in the Vrindavan area (120 Km south of New Delhi). serving million of healthy meals to children. 

Their free school for the poor now cares for 1500 + young girls providing them a full education, three meals a day and medical care. 

To support Food for Life Vrindavan, visit www.fflvrindavan.org 

Food for Life South Africa latest video

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FOOD FOR LIFE KZN currently distributes approximately 5000 plates of food per day to the poverty stricken people of Durban and surrounding areas.

Their vision is to become the leading humanitarian organisation in the country by creating a hunger free society in South Africa through free food distribution, driven by principles of integrity and purity and their short term goals are to reach 10 000 meals per day.

To support Food for Life South Africa visit http://www.fflsa.org/

Gifting the Gift of Gratitude

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Typically when we think of exchanging gifts it is all about the material acquisition of stuff that at a certain point in time becomes useless stuff and we either throw it away or donate it to a thrift store. But what if we could gift something that never deteriorated in value — something that lived… Read More »

New Food for Life Documentary released – Uniting the World Through Pure Food

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The world’s largest plant-based food relief has a unique mission – the solution for world peace. This new documentary features some of the primary feeding programs the charity has around the world, including the Food for Life Annamrita midday meal project that feeds school children across India. Currently Food for Life Global affiliates serve up to 3 million meals… Read More »

Food for Life in New Zealand making positive changes in the community

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Food for Life in the Northern Island of New Zealand received two glowing articles in the Whangarei Leader. One article featured volunteer Vanessa Hodgon who has served at the FFL kitchen for the last 18 months, while the other reported on the Corrections’ Vegetable Garden that supplies the FFL kitchen and the Salvation Army food bankReporter Penelope McConnell wrote:“Last Tuesday they were… Read More »

FFL teams respond to tsunami-like floods in Bosnia and Serbia

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Dozens of people are feared dead in Bosnia-Hercegovina and Serbia after the worst floods in 120 years. Tens of thousands fled their homes as heavy rain fell creating tsunami-like flooding and causing rivers to burst their banks. In the higher lands, the torrential downpour caused landslides that buried houses. In the Bosnian town of Doboj,… Read More »

Food for Life European Association opens offices

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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… Read More »

Jayapataka Swami talks about the beginning of Food for Life

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Jayapataka Swami was one of my early inspirations in my service to Food for Life. I wrote him many times through letters and later emails for guidance in the 80s and 90s as a monk, and whenever he saw me he told me, “Please tell me how I can help you.” He loved that I was trying to expand the distribution of prasadam (sanctified food), because he understood its power to create peace and unity in the world and also knew how important it was to his guru and the founder of Food for Life, Srila Prabhupada. In this short video, he shares the story that started it all — how Srila Prabhupada witnessed poor village children in India fighting with dogs over scraps of food and how from that one incident the idea of a worldwide food relief program was seeded, that now serves up to 3 MILLION meals a day! Yes, that is over 2000 meals a minute or 35 meals ever second. It is truly amazing and it all started in 1974. This is the 40th anniversary of Food for Life and I am so honoured to be part of its growth. Thanks to people like Jayapataka Swami, who inspired many of us, this program just keeps getting better and better and expanding more and more. This year I visited a festival in South America and he made a point to tell everyone at the festival just how important Food for Life is. I was so happy to hear that from a man with so much influence over millions of people around the world. Thank you Jayapataka Swami for your kindness and care. – Paul Rodney Turner Director Food for Life Global

“Are you an Angel?” – Food for Life Volunteers bring a Christmas smile in Colombia

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Food for Life Volunteers, Juliana Castaneda and Hema Kanti, with the help of a FFLG small grant, were able to serve a delicious vegan Christmas (prasadam) lunch to the elderly in the geriatric centre, Faith and Hope in Bogota, Colombia. “Everything went beautiful,” explained Juliana. “There were so many happy faces. Christmas is a time to share and show… Read More »