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Food For Life

Main focus of this project is to feed the hungry and provide nutritional supplements to the poorest section of the society especially to the aged, children and women.We have a target to make a hunger free society across ten KM circle of the temple.

Description

The Food for Life project by the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) originated from a profound incident in 1974 when A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada, the founder of ISKCON, witnessed impoverished children in Mayapur, near Kolkata, fighting street dogs for scraps of food. Shocked by this sight, Srila Prabhupada envisioned a mission: that no one within a ten-mile radius of an ISKCON temple should go hungry. This incident spurred ISKCON's commitment to alleviating hunger through the distribution of prasadam (sanctified vegetarian food).


Objective:

The primary objective of the Food for Life project in Ghaziabad is to combat hunger and provide nutritious meals to underprivileged individuals within a 10 km radius of the ISKCON temple. By offering free meals, ISKCON aims to ensure that vulnerable populations, including the elderly, children, and women, have access to nourishing food on a daily basis.


Implementation:


Daily Distribution: From Monday to Saturday, ISKCON Ghaziabad's Food for Life initiative serves meals to 368 underprivileged individuals. This includes both lunch and breakfast.


Varied Menu: Each day, a diverse menu is prepared by dedicated volunteers. The meals are designed to be wholesome, balanced, and culturally appropriate, ensuring nutritional benefits for recipients.


Volunteerism: The project relies heavily on the commitment and dedication of volunteers who contribute their time and effort to cooking, packaging, and distributing the meals. Their involvement is crucial in maintaining the project's continuity and impact.


Problem Statement


In Ghaziabad, as in many parts of India, there exists a significant population that struggles with food insecurity. Economic challenges, poverty, and other social factors contribute to many individuals and families not having access to meals on a regular basis.

Project Goal

This project will accomplish these additional goals

Food For life

Main focus of this project is to feed the hungry and provide nutritional supplements to the poorest section of the society especially to the aged, children and women. Through this small initiative of our organisation every day hundreds of people belongs to the various section of the society get the enough food for life, whether a rickshaw puller or a beggar women or a street children everyone gets the enough food for him/herself. We have a target to make a hunger free society in our neighbourhood and cover across ten KM circle of the temple.


Promote Human Dignity

By providing free meals, the project aims to uphold the dignity of individuals and families facing food insecurity, ensuring they can access food without compromising their self-respec

Sustainable Development Goals

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The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), otherwise known as the Hare Krishna movement, includes five hundred major centers, temples and rural communities, nearly one hundred affilated vegetarian restaurants, thousands of namahattas or local meeting groups, a wide variety of community projects, and millions of congregational members worldwide. Although less than fifty years on the global stage, ISKCON has expanded widely since its founding by His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhup?da in New York City in 1966. ISKCON belongs to the Gaudiya-Vaishnava samprad?ya, a monotheistic tradition within the Vedic or Hindu culture. Philosophically it is based on the Sanskrit texts Bhagavad-g?t? andThe International Society for Krishna Consciousness, abbreviated as ISKCON, known colloquially as the Movement of Hare Krishna, is a Gaudiya Vaishnava Hindu religious organization. ISKCON was founded on 13 July 1966 in New York City by A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada.

CSR Reg No CSR00005241

Tax Benefit Yes

Beneficiaries Child, Differently Abled, Elderly, Labor, Minorities, Women, Youth, Adults, Girl Child, Others

Sector(s) Eradicating Hunger

Duration 12 months

Project Cost 1,26,25,600

Location Ghaziabad, Ghaziabad

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