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 cancer tissue diagnosis at the local hospital, the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre.
Devotees provided prasadam for distribution at the centre, which is a teaching hospital and specializes in cancer care, on April 15th.
“Five devotees, including myself and my wife, were involved in the preparation and delivery of the prasadam,” says Dr. Prem Kishor. “We wanted to serve prasad which we could cook with limited manpower, so we made vegetable pakoras, samosas and burfi, providing enough so the healthcare workers could have as much as they want.”