The local municipality in Turin, one of the largest cities in Italy, is financially supporting ISKCON’s local Food For Life effort. Devotees feed 100 homeless people at two shelters every Monday. And local public, moved by the devotees' effort, are streaming in to volunteer.
Since Cyclone Debbie made landfall on March 28th, it has brought heavy downpours and flooding to many areas of Queensland, Australia. In the small town of Murwillumbah (population: 8,523), ISKCON devotees from nearby New Govardhana have done what they know best to help flood victims back on their feet: feed them prasadam.
Devotees from ISKCON’s headquarters in Mayapur, West Bengal are expected to feed hot sanctified vegetarian meals to around 50,000 villagers in the nearby town of Shantipur on March 20th. “The Shantipur Festival is a very popular draw,” says organizer Sankarshan Nitai Das. “Because Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, the founder of Gaudiya Vaishnavism, declared that anyone who gives or receives prasad [sanctified food] during the festival will get Krishna Prem, or love of God.”
Members of the ISKCON devotee-run charity Food For All UK partnered with local devotees in Paris and Brussels to feed sanctified vegetarian meals to Syrian refugees, parliament members, and thousands of young people across three events in late September.
Join "Food for life". Help the children of Nepal, affected by the devastating earthquake.
With the help of 350 Food for Life volunteers, the FFL team is daily serving five thousand people in Kathmandu and seven thousand people Bhaktapur with fresh nutritious meals. Over the next few days, the number of meals being served by the FFL volunteers are expected to double from twelve thousand to twenty four thousand per day.
Rasika Rai das is a Hare Krishna monk living in Redhill township at Cape Point, Cape Town.
Every week he cooks up hundreds of 100% healthy Vegan meals for the impoverished township residents and distributes it via his trusty wheelbarrow.
Rasika begs all the ingredients himself and operates under the banner of his Gauranga Peace Meals NGO.
50 minute version of the touching story of the amazing warm-hearted lady who runs is Mother to 100 children in a Orphanage in Sri Lanka and the children who open their home and hearts to those orphaned by the Great Asian Tsunami of 2004 in which 300,000 lost their lives.
Food For Life Global Director Paul Turner found this gem of a story while he and his organization were feeding 30,000 people a day.
Narrated by Academy Award-winner, F. Murray Abraham. Sound recording my performance artist Laurie Anderson, with music by The Smithereens, Nick Lowe, Trini Lopez, Sun Palace, Astrud Gilberto, and the Chintanami Band.
Directed by James Clement Cook, Written by Andrea "Sid" Curtis. The uploaded documentary is the "Director`s cut" version.
In India one of the biggest obstacles to get educated is hunger. ISKCON`s mid-day meal project helps tens of thousands school children to build their future and realize their dreams by providing them with fresh and nutritious hot meal daily.
For more information please visit www.middaymeal.com
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