Tag Archives: vegan

Earthquake devastates Kathmandu – FFLG to respond with hot meals

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Over 1400 are known to have been killed by a 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck an area between the capital, Kathmandu, and the city of Pokhara, in Nepal. The military are battling against time to save unknown numbers of people feared trapped under rubble while medical workers have been stretched to their limits caring for nearly 2000… Read More »

US Vegweek April 20-26

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Our friends at Compassion Over Killing are promoting US VEGWEEK. Their campaign page explains the reasons:Kicking off near Earth Day, US VegWeek encourages people to explore the many benefits of vegetarian eating by taking the 7-Day VegPledge. Be healthy, save the environment, protect farmed animals, and eat a ton of tasty food!Food for Life Global fully supports this… Read More »

Sir Paul McCartney Endorses the work of Food for Life Global

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Sir Paul McCartney has been a long time vegetarian and activist for animals and the planet. Recently he took the time to recognize the work of Food for Life Global and honor the volunteers for achieving 40 years of service to the community. 

Food for Life Global, affiliate, Juliana’s Animal Sanctuary recently joined hands with Mr. McCartney’s “Meat-free Monday” campaign by launching the project in Colombia.

“We are very appreciative of Mr. McCartney taking the time to recognize the hard work of the volunteers,” said director, Paul Rodney Turner.

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 »

A Well-Fed World offers matching grant up to $10,000

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFebruary 18, 2015 – US-based non-profit A Well-Fed World (AWFW) is offering a $10,000 matching grant to help FFLG affiliate, Juliana’s Animal Sanctuary’s IndieGoGo campaign!Juliana Castaneda Turner (Jagannatha Priya) runs the only no-kill animal sanctuary in Colombia and the only sanctuary that protects cows. Her project is very unique here in Colombia, where animal abuse is common.“Every donation… Read More »

FFL Affiliate partners with McCartney’s Meat-free Monday Campaign

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Paul McCartney is famous for his vegetarian advocacy, helping numerous non-profits get their message out, however, in 2009, Paul and his two daughter’s Mary and Stella decided to take their passion to the next level and launch a Meat-free Monday campaign across the United Kingdom. The campaign caught the attention of numerous Hollywood celebrities, including… 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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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 »

The teachings of Saint Francis are alive and well

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There are basically two distinct schools of Christian thought: The Aristotelian-Thomistic school and the Augustinian-Franciscan school.The Aristotelian-Thomistic school teaches that animals are here for our pleasure—they have no independent purpose.  We can eat them; torture them in laboratories – whatever we feel is necessary for our survival. Most modern Christians embrace this form of their… Read More »

Don’t kill an innocent animal when you can gift a vegan meal

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The Case against Animal Gifting During the holiday gift-giving season, a popular choice for gift-donations are programs that send live farm animals as “gifts” to help alleviate hunger and poverty in low-income countries. A Well-Fed World examines the flaws in concept and practice with animal-gifting groups in general, and with Heifer International in particular (since they are the… Read More »