By Madhava Smullen

Volunteers for the Food For Life Program in Turin, one of Italy’s largest cities, distributed 15,000 meals to homeless people in need during the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020, and plan to increase to 20,000 meals in 2021.

The project was launched by Prabhu Das, who moved from Milan in 2015 to start a new temple in Turin, where there had been no ISKCON center for many years. He started with nothing, raised funds through book distribution, found a building with a large kitchen and started Food For Life (FFL) on a small scale.

In January 2016, FFL Turin partnered with a local humanitarian organization to arrange their first lunch feeding 250 homeless people on the Feast of the Epiphany, a public holiday in Italy. Positive stories in the press attracted the attention of the local municipality, who offered to support FFL in feeding people at homeless shelters once a week on Mondays.

Read more: https://iskconnews.org/food-for-life-in-turin-italy-distributes-thousands-of-meals-to-homeless,7791/

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