By Madhava Smullen 

Since a nationwide lockdown began in India on March 24th, ISKCON and its affiliate foundations (Annamrita and India Tribal Care Trust) have served more than 12 million meals to people in need across the country from forty-six kitchens.

While the nation has been affected by the Coronavirus crisis and is observing a lockdown, millions have been stranded with no food and shelter. Amidst these challenging times, ISKCON, with the support of its donors and well-wishers, has been striving to feed low-income families, daily-wage laborers and migrant workers through its temples and affiliate foundations in the country. ISKCON Founder-Acharya Srila Prabhupada’s vision, that no one within a ten-mile radius of any ISKCON center should go hungry, is even truer in today’s context.

Every day, hundreds of monks and volunteers prepare fresh and nutritious meals, which are cooked hygienically following all health regulations, as instructed by the state and the central government. 

The entire process, from the procurement of raw materials to distribution, is done in partnership with local government officials and agencies.

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