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Food for Life continues after 2nd Earthquake rocks Nepal

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Despite another massive (7.4) Earthquake that struck Nepal on 12th May, Food for Life Nepal continues to distribute thousands of hot meals, along with 1000kg of bags of rice, flour, clothes, blankets, and biscuits to needy families.Watch this touching video of the work they are doing.To continue supporting these efforts, please donate via Food for… Read More »

Food for Life Nepal reaching remote villages in need

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Since no other relief agencies are reaching these areas, the people are highly appreciative of our effortsMay 10, 2015, Kathmandu — Food for Life Global affiliate, Food for Life Nepal has been non-stop in the kitchen and on the streets of Kathmandu, Bhaktipur and many remote villages affected by the massive earthquake that struck on… Read More »

Director explains the meaning of Food for Life at World Vegan Summit

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WORLD VEGAN SUMMIT 2015
Talk by FFLG director, Paul Rodney Turner

Food for Life Global’s mission is NOT, “feeding the poor” but to UNITE the WORLD THROUGH PURE FOOD. This objective is universal and is based on the principle of spiritual equality as the ultimate solution to poverty and hunger. The inspiration behind Food for Life Global, Srila Prabhupada, told me and other volunteers that we should not discriminate and that our pure food should be liberally distributed. It is this unconditional and liberal sharing of pure food that serves to express (in action) that we love all living beings and that everyone is spiritually equal. Once we establish spiritual equality, we can effectively solve all material problems.

In Turner’s talk at the World Vegan Summit, he explained this concept and gave a summary view of the work Food for Life affiliates are doing all over the world. 

Food for Life in Nepal – Over 55,000 meals served and now medical care

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Based on a report by Dr. Sanjiv Gupta & Brijesh Lacoul29th April 2015, Kathmandu — Food for life Nepal has been distributing prasadam daily to the victims of the disastrous earthquake that shook Nepal on April 25th. The small non-profit was a first responder and is still one of the few organizations serving hot meals in the city… Read More »

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 »

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 »