The CEO of Thane Zilla Parishad, Mr H K Jawale visited our kitchen at Palghar. Thane ZP is the largest District in Maharashtra state, having 32 Talukas. ISKCON Food Relief Foundation has been implementing the Mid Day Meal project in the entire Palghar Taluka for the last three years.These are his remarks from the Guest Book.Today I have visited ISKCON Food Relief Foundation. This is an excellent community kitchen. ISKCON is doing an excellent work. The Shaley Poshan Aahar (Mid Day Meal) programme is being implemented very excellently. The quality of food is excellent. This experiment needs to be implemented in other blocks also.I wish this foundation a grand success.H K Jawale IASCEO Zilla ParishadThane24 / 11 / 09

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  • All glories to the Palghar team. Please visit our new website

  • hare krsna,

    yesterday i was @ IFRF,Palghar. They is doing Gr8 job. Everyday they serve mid day meal to 55,000 Children in entire palghar district.. Dandavat to Radha Krishna Prabhuji.

    Hari Hari bol..

  • hare krishna

    all glories to FFls serving vaishnavas...
    thank you for sharing HH Maharajs photo here...

    hare krishna
  • Dear Maria,

    We wish to appraise you about our Mid Day Meal Project.

    Midday Meal is a strategic program to liberate the underprivileged children from scourge of hunger and malnutrition, this program is a project of the Government of India, and is being implemented by ISKCON Food Relief Foundation in select schools in Delhi, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab and UT of Dadra & Nagar Haveli.

    ISKCON Food Relief Foundation is a non-profit, non-religious, non-sectarian charitable trust. This project is being implemented in Government aided and Municipal Primary schools for the benefit of underprivileged children, it is done without any commercial motive and the benefits will be available to students at large without any discrimination on grounds of religion, caste, creed or sex.

    Since the launch, we have set up state-of-the-art kitchens in the above mentioned states. As of now, we cater to approximately 6,60,000 children every day from our centres in Mira Bhayander, Palghar, Nigdi, Tardeo, Juhu, Silvassa, Delhi, Faridabad, Noida, Kurukshetra, Ludhiana, Tirupati, Nellore, Rajahmundry, Kadapa, Jaipur and Ujjain. Most of these children come from slums and tribal areas. The purpose of implementing this scheme is to facilitate the Government in increasing the enrollment in these schools, reducing the drop out rate and improving the attendance. Also as these are the formative years for the future adult, nutrition is of prime importance.

    You will be happy to learn that corporate bodies such as Accenture, Piramal Group, Reliance Industries, Sterlite, Apar Industries, Mafatlal Industries, Yash Birla Group, Glaxo Smithe Kline, DSP Merill Lynch, JSW, etc. have been kind enough to support the program with their benevolence. Individuals such as Mr. Alfred Ford of the Ford Motor Company, Late Shri Sunil Dutt, Smt. Indu Jain have given their unstinted support to bring the program to the present level and to spread awareness about this program.

    With a generous contribution, for the cause of the underprivileged children in India, we hope to maximize the capacity of this program by setting up more kitchens to cater to more schools and increase the number of beneficiaries many folds.

    The professionally managed Midday Meal Program has trained cooks, who use the most advanced technology in cooking under hygienic conditions using fresh and pure ingredients. The meals are packed and sealed in specially designed stainless steel containers and are transported in vehicles most suited for the logistics. Cooked in the most cost-effective manner, the nutritious, sumptuous and sanctified meal consists of different menus such as khichadi (a mix of rice, dal and vegetables, cooked in pure ghee with spices and tomatoes), Chapati Subji, Rice Sambar, etc according to local tastes.

    Contributions made towards this project are eligible for 100% exemption from Income Tax under section 35 AC of the Income Tax Act, 1961.

    If you need any more information please do not hesitate to write.

    Yours sincerely,
    For ISKCON Food Relief Foundation

    Radha Krishna Das
    Managing Program Director
  • What a beautiful project! I would like to know more about that!
    All GLories to Srila Prabhupada!
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