By Madhava Smullen 

We have to see that nobody goes hungry within a 10-mile radius,” Srila Prabhupada said during the Gaura Purnima Festival in Mayapur in 1973. Inspired by this statement, volunteers for the non-profit organization Hunger-Free Zone are ensuring that no one within ten miles of their kitchen in Baltimore goes hungry. It’s a much-needed service, as the city has the highest poverty rate in Maryland, 131.5% above the state’s poverty line.

Headed up by Baltimore temple president Nila Madhava Das and devotees from the Baltimore temple, the food truck project has been in the works for some time, and launched three months ago. Devotees like cooks Siddhaswarup Das and Panchatattva Das, communications and IT support manager Shyamrup Das, Sampradaya Das, and Executive Chef Sankirtan Yajna Das are among those behind the effort.

Read more: https://iskconnews.org/baltimores-hunger-free-zone-ensures-no-one-in-ten-mile-radius-goes-hungry,7994/

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