By Madhava Smullen
During an especially challenging holiday season, the Food For Life Foundation in Hungary is bringing some care and support with its Christmas Love Feast prasadam distribution effort, from December 8th to 27th.
In previous years, Food For Life would hold a massive event in the capital city of Budapest, giving out thousands of meals over three days. However this year amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, volunteers are instead distributing food at over twenty different outdoor locations to smaller numbers of people at each one, facilitating social distancing and keeping everyone safe.
The twenty full-time Food For Life devotee staff and several daily volunteers also wear masks and gloves while serving out prasadam.
Locations include five different spots in Budapest, as well as many small villages throughout the countryside, all organized in cooperation with the local government social services.
“We plan to distribute 6,500 food packages and portions of prasadam this Christmas,” says ISKCON Hungary Spokesperson Gandharvika Prema Dasi.
Food For Life serves out hot food including vegetarian versions of traditional Hungarian dishes often prepared for Christmas, such as goulash made from beans, peppers, paprika and soy; and Székelykáposzta, a pickled cabbage dish with rice.
As well as the hot prasadam, which is served into containers for recipients to take home, Food For Life volunteers hand out packages of canned goods, flour, sugar, oil, fruits and vegetables, and snacks and treats for the children.
Read more: https://iskconnews.org/food-for-life-hungarys-christmas-love-feast-feeds-thousands-this-holiday-season,7639/