food distribution (26)


By Niranjana Swami

From a lecture at Towaco, New Jersey, on June 11, 2023:

We had a retreat in Ukraine recently. We could not call it a festival because people would wonder why we were having a festival during a war. It was called the Nitai Gauranga retreat, and 1,300 devotees attended. It was at a ski lodge in a beautiful place in the Carpathian Mountains in western Ukraine. The devotees were so happy to see each other, being so much separated by the war.

There is a lot of conflict going on in

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By Gandharvika Prema Dasi

One week has passed since the Turkish yatra and members of the Hungarian Food for Life team started their food distribution in Turkey for those most affected by the severe damage caused by the earthquake in February 2023. The Hare Krishna Food for Life rapid reaction team was busy serving the locals with hot prasadam for a whole week and they will keep doing so in the future. Let’s have a look into Food for Life in action!

Food for Life devotees are grateful for all t

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By Anuttama Dasa

ISKCON News Report
Anuttama dasa
March 7, 2022

Events in Ukraine are changing daily, if not by the hour. Here are updates that ISKCON News has confirmed.

Kyiv Temple Refills With Devotees

It was previously reported that many devotee families and temple residents in Kyiv left the city for safer locations in the county or to other cities further to the west. Earlier reports were that only a handful of devotees were living in the temple, but that has all changed. Niranjan

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8343436296?profile=RESIZE_584xBy 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

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7864816069?profile=RESIZE_400xStaying true to ISKCON’s Founder-Acharya, A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada’s, vision that peace and prosperity be brought to the world through the distribution of sanctified vegetarian meals prepared with love and devotion, ISKCON Melbourne has continued to reach wide and far taking part in the distribution of nutritious FREE vegetarian meals.

Maintaining the goal, also expressed by their Founder, that no one within a 10-mile radius from an ISKCON centre should go hungry the Melbourne Hare Kr

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By Madhava Smullen

According to a recent survey conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau and other federal agencies, more than a third of U.S. adults have signs of clinical anxiety or depression. This hasn’t been helped by the Coronavirus pandemic, which has impacted people’s mental wellbeing as well as their physical health and led to feelings of stress and isolation.

Some have reached out to help those worst affected by volunteering; interestingly, however, new research suggests that volunteers

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By Kumari Kunti Sherreitt, Madana Gopal Das

Since the beginning of the global pandemic caused by COVID-19, the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) has been doing its part to help, worldwide. The major donor of this food has been ISKCON in India, that has served more than 50 million meals and dry good boxes through its 75+ kitchens across 22 states, starting in early March until June 8th when the country began to re-open.   

ISKCON India’s resident monks and volunteers dist

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With your good wishes, since the lockdown, ISKCON has so far served 4 Crore healthy meals through its 73 kitchens across India to low-income families & migrants.

We thank all the volunteers & supporters for coming forward & helping in this time of need.


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sani1_slideshow.png?profile=RESIZE_710xBy Madhava Smullen

Devotees in the city of Thunder Bay, Ontario in Canada are doing their part to help their local community during the COVID-19 pandemic by feeding prasadam to essential personnel like hospital staff and sanitation workers.

Home to Sri Sri Radha-Braja Vatsala, Sri Sri Sita Ram Lakshman Hanuman, and Sri Sri Gaura Nitai, the ISKCON temple in Thunder Bay is the only temple in Northwestern Ontario. 

Temple president Prem Kishor Das also works as a pathologist specializing in canc

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By FFA team

Food For All devotees have been joined in a massive community effort by volunteers from all walks of life across London to prepare, pack and distribute over 5,000 meals every day, 6 days a week, serving at 17 distribution points around the city.

Food For All’s unique open-door policy, which encourages non-devotee volunteers to assist in preparing Krishna-prasadam in a welcoming atmosphere, has proved highly successful in enabling the charity to rapidly scale up its operation. With l

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Akshaya Tritiya in essence is the day of Receiving – the day to receive unlimited spiritual benefit by giving, expecially offering charity on Akshaya Tritiya is considered very virtuous . Scriptures proclaim that offering oblations to forefathers, taking bath in holy river, offering anna dana, sastra dana brings one more auspiciousness than given on any other day. As Navadvipa dham Mahatmya declares that any spiritual activity performed in Navadvip dham earns one 1000 times more benefit than of

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7 trucks of Prasada ready to go!



What is the use of a temple if there is no prasadam distribution?” Prasadam distribution on a large scale must be resumed. Such a temple where there is no such distribution has no value, I agree.

Ref. VedaBase => Letter to: Tamala Krsna — Los Angeles 11 January, 1974

Day by day, our FFL team is increasing their efforts to reach prasada to the local villagers who were eagerly looking forward to receive prasada. Many of them are daily wage earners , who are rendered helpless now, were grateful

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It is simply an example of Krishna’s inconceivable potency that such an insignificant coronavirus which is not even visible by the naked eyes had made this world standstill.

To fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, our Honorable Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi had announced a nationwide lockdown since March 24. There have been more than 17,340 positive cases of COVID-19 in India so far, with at least 559 deaths due to the disease.

As in many other parts of the world, people have been advised t

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Amidst the coronavirus crisis and the consequent lockdown India’s tribal people are facing double difficulties - scarcity of food and lack of awareness about the preventive measures to curb spreading of the deadly disease.The innocent people mostly living in remote areas have limited access to information. 

ISKCON India’s Tribal Care Trust initiative has been actively involved in reaching out to tribal people through its food relief facilities, but now devotees have also taken on the additiona

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ISKCON India under the guidance of H.H Gopal Krishna Goswami & it’s affiliate foundations have served more 1.22 crore (12 million)

plates of meals across India since the lockdown and will continue to serve in the coming weeks as well to ensure the low-income families and migrants don’t go hungry.

We are grateful to all the government officials, volunteers and donors for their support.

Hare Krishna!

Please find below the detailed breakup of temples (or Annamrita kitchens or
Tribal Care Trust) an

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SP Bureau
In times of unprecedented crisis ISKCON has evolved as an institution which is serving poor people by distributing food, providing spiritual strength through online sessions to fight the fear of coronavirus and also educating villagers of Nabadwip, the importance of maintaining social distancing and washing hands repeatedly. The devotees are also advising the people to follow the directives of the Government strictly. The devotees of ISKCON Mayapur have been distributing food relief u

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By Madhava Smullen 

With the UK now about to go into its fourth week of lockdown, people who would be struggling from one week to the next during normal times are now running out of money. Many are also sick or completely isolated in their homes without any family members. In this environment, more and more community groups are calling for free meals to help those in need. 

Enter devotee-run charity Food For All, which has now increased its daily distribution from 2,200 prasadam meals to 4

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Thank you Hon’ble Indian Health Minister Ashwini Kumar Choubey Ji for your call to appreciate ISKCON for preserving humanity at this hour of emergency and acknowledged our generous humanitarian action of feeding the vulnerable Delhiites and valiant efforts of our volunteers.

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4419807596?profile=RESIZE_584xCorona Food Relief
Initial Lockdown – 21 days
ISKCON – Trivandrum

ISKCON distributed food for 19 days out of 21 days initial Lockdown. Everyday almost 1000 food packets and water bottles were distributed.

Mainly this service was done with cooperation of Kerala police. They were working tirelessly in the hot sun. Many of our police friends were explaining about the struggle and the situation of migrants. Community kitchen were not established at that time. Gradually demand for the sanctified vege

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