Tag Archives: Food for Life

Gifting the Gift of Gratitude

The Gift of Gratitude

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

Matej Poljansek (FFL European Coordinator)

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 »

Annamrita Food for Life now serving 1.2 million vegan meals daily

In 1863, Ludwig Andreas Feuerbach (a German philosopher) wrote “Man is what he eats”. He was stating that the food one eats has a bearing on one’s state of mind and health. Food for Life Global affiliate, ISKCON Food Relief Foundation (IFRF) agrees. The humanitarian project based in India, is founded on the belief that… Read More »