prasadam distribution (23)



A tornado struck the Tongaat area, just north of Durban, 2 nights ago, causing massive destruction and even some deaths. We went out yesterday to do some Food for Life to help the residents there. Thanks to Gomatila prabhu and the FFL devotees for the service, and to Sudarsan Dhari prabhu for the photos.


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On March 26th, UK devotees performed at a special live music event in honor of Alan Ginsberg. They came at the invitation of musician and producer “Youth,” who hosted the event, which raised money for Food for Life prasadam distribution efforts.

“Poet Allen Ginsberg had a lot of personal association with Srila Prabhupada whom he helped on a number of occasions in New York, San Francisco, Columbus and elsewhere,” said a Food for All statement, “While being interviewed in various magazines, journ

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In September of 2023, Kesava Dasa and Kesava Priya Dasi arrived in Ghana, West Africa, at the invitation of Srivas Vanacari Maharaja, the Zonal Secretary for West Africa, to assist with college preaching as well as book and prasadam distribution.

Formerly known as the Gold Coast, Ghana is located on the Gulf of Guinea in West Africa. It is known for its rich history and diverse cultural heritage. It gained independence from British colonial rule in 1957 and has since become a stable democrac

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As hundreds of thousands descend on Ayodhya for the grand opening of the Ayodhya Ram Janmabhoomi Temple on January 22, ISKCON has formerly inaugurated its festival tent in ceremonies and celebrations today in the presence or several senior ISKCON members.

The program commenced with invocation of mantras, offering of an arati to the Padayatra Deities of Sri Sri Gaura Nitai and Srila Prabhupada.

This was followed by the opening of the month long yajnashala (fire sacrifice). Later all the leaders

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The Prasad Distribution Team left the U.K. by van, on the road to Syria.

Carrying massive pots, and all the essentials required for cooking in extreme circumstances.
They will be joined by more devotees from Czech.
Please give your blessings so our mission will be successful.
Param Vijayate Sri Krishna Sankirtanam
Team leaders are Arjuna Prabhu, Loka Saranga Prabhu and Daya Para Prabhu,
all veterans of Prasad Distribution in war zones.
The death toll in the Earthquake Zone is already 11,200

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There are two teams of devotees distributing Prasad in Kharkiv.

Serving under difficult circumstances, recently the local power station was blown up, so there is no electricity or water available for the whole city.

Still these devotees continue, distributing Prasad accompanied with Kirtan.

This video is of the team headed by Mahavishnu prabhu.

Devotees receive huge appreciation from the people of Kharkiv for their steady, selfless service.

I counted 9 bombs exploding per minute while I was th

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Our London-based Food For All team has established a field kitchen for Ukrainian refugees and have since been providing 2500 hot meals per day.

In this video, you will see Food For All travel to Bucha, Irpen, Harkiv, and Lviv, and witness the devastation left behind.

After an incredibly successful first impact, we are now looking to set up additional kitchens, so we can offer support to refugees in Lviv and the Czech & Polish borders. We are continuing to fund our efforts in Ukraine whilst we s

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By Madhava Smullen

On September 9th, team members of the Food For All charity were invited to meet with the Lord Mayor of the City of London William Russell, at his official residence the Mansion House, to receive the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. Equivalent to an MBE, the QAVS is the highest award given to local voluntary groups in the UK. 

Food For All volunteers were told back in June that they would receive the accolade for “preparing and sharing free, hot, nutritious meals with those

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By Madhava Smullen 

We have to see that nobody goes hungry within a 10-mile radius,” Srila Prabhupada said during the Gaura Purnima Festival in Mayapur in 1973. Inspired by this statement, volunteers for the non-profit organization Hunger-Free Zone are ensuring that no one within ten miles of their kitchen in Baltimore goes hungry. It’s a much-needed service, as the city has the highest poverty rate in Maryland, 131.5% above the state’s poverty line.

Headed up by Baltimore temple president Nila

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By Madhava Smullen 

The Food For Life branch in New Jagannath Puri at ISKCON of Phoenix, South Africa – a suburb of Durban – relaunched on August 9th by preparing 108 pots of Biryani, a rice dish with vegetables. As the sun rose in the early morning, the impressive operation saw devotees cooking outside over multiple rows of wood fires against the backdrop of the New Jagannath Puri temple.

Food For Life’s distribution partner network of religious organizations of all faiths then distributed an

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By Madhava Smullen

Healthy snack company Pure Bliss Organics, run by owners and co-founders Jaya Govardhana Das and Haridas Thakur Das since 2005, had been selling its granola, energy bars and gourmet nut mixes to hundreds of stores all over the U.S., both as packaged products and as bulk foods.

When Covid hit in early 2020, however, many stores shut down their bulk departments, and hotels and schools – who had also been clients of the company – stopped ordering snacks. Within a month, Pure Bl

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By Prakash Govindan

Imagine this – you are a devotee of Krishna trying to follow Srila Prabhupada’s teachings and you are one of the over 300,000 Indian, Bangladeshi, or Chinese migrants in Singapore. You are on a meager salary and on a work visa which does not allow you to bring your family or kids into the country and hence you live alone with 10-12 others in crammed dormitory rooms. You perform the backbreaking, 12-hours-a-day work to build Singapore’s infrastructure. Then suddenly in late M

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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

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8888493884?profile=RESIZE_710xBy Madhava Smullen

A second Covid wave has struck India hard, with deaths passing 200,000, although according to the BBC “the real number of fatalities is thought to be far greater, with many not being officially recorded.” There have been at least 300,000 new infections every day in the past week, with over 17.9 million cases registered altogether. Some parts of the country, such as Delhi, Mumbai, and parts of Maharashtra have been affected worse than others; however acute stress on the medical

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8438849070?profile=RESIZE_584xBy Madhava Smullen 

Krishna CARES, which delivers hot vegetarian meals to the vulnerable, the elderly, and others in need in Gainesville, Florida, delivered sixty meals to the Ronald McDonald House this past Christmas Day.

Parents stay for free at the non-profit family and children’s charity, located near Shands Hospital in Gainesville, while their children go through long-term hospital care.

Krishna CARES is run by residents of Gainesville’s Krishna House. The organization has been delivering 30

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8432529468?profile=RESIZE_584xWhile its doors remain closed to the public due to COVID-19, the brand new Portland Bhakti Center, located in the hip and trendy Hawthorne neighborhood of Portland, Oregon, has launched and is serving COVID-safe Krishna Friday Feasts to-go for all.

The new center will work cooperatively with the already existing ISKCON Portland temple, located in the Hillsboro suburbs. For its part, the Portland Bhakti Center aims to reach people in the city, including both young newcomers and older devotees who

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8240116663?profile=RESIZE_584xBy 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

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Since March 22nd India has been under lockdown due to COVID-19 pandemic.

While this has affected the entire country, but millions of low-income families, daily wager laborers, migrant workers, in particular, have been hit hard due to the closure of business and industries.

You may be glad to know that, despite all the physical and logistical challenges, ISKCON India and its affiliate foundations (Annamrita and India Tribal Care Trust) have served over 6 million (60 lakh) plates of prasadam sinc

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BCCI president Sourav Ganguly has come forward once again to help ISKCON feed at least 10,000 people in West Bengal in battling coronavirus pandemic.
It wonderful to see that Dada of Bengal, the maharaj of Behala, ex captain of India cricket team, and currently the president of BCCI again take lead in Bengal to fight against covid-19.
Apart for making huge donation for the fight against covid 19 he also offered famous Eden garden ground as a treatment center to the CM of West Bengal.

And now he

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ISKCON devotees in Mendoza, Argentina, have established a prasadam distribution program at all police checkpoints in town.

During their quarantine duty due to the COVID-19 pandemic, around 60 law enforcement officers receive a plate of meal and hot drink every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. The members of the security forces have expressed their gratitude for the show of affection and appreciation towards them. 

The program is being coordinated by fire department officer and ISKCON devo

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