By Madhava Smullen
With the UK recording over 1.5 million coronavirus cases and 55,000 COVID-related deaths, the government introduced a second lockdown in England in early November, which is set to lift on December 2nd, although a three-tiered system of regional measures will follow.
Amid these tough times, devotee-run charity Food For All is doing its best to help, mobilizing volunteers and continuously increasing its output. The charity is now distributing 5,000 packaged prasadam meals a day in London, and about 200 daily each from fourteen other small centers around the country.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, Food For All has distributed 369,500 boxes of prasadam so far. At the current rate, it expects to reach 1 million boxes by February 1st 2021.
As well as its kitchen in Holborn, London, nicknamed Krishna’s Castle, Food For All opened a new purpose-built kitchen last week in Watford, named The Jagannath Kitchen, which has the capacity to prepare 15,000 meals a day. Funding comes from the UK government as well as from various rock bands.
Some forty volunteers show up daily at Krishna’s Castle to help chop vegetables, clean, cook and deliver meals, including staff from businesses that have closed down.
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