Food for Life Argentina was officially established in 2014 in Carlos Paz and has already distributed 18,000 delicious vegan meals in the region.
The mission of the non-profit is to distribute healthy vegan meals to all citizens as a show of love and respect, but with a special preference for those in need. They have also been active in emergencies, responding to the recent floods, and are regular participants in community events providing delicious food, cooking demonstration and encouraging people to volunteer and collaborate with the charity.
With a strong team consisting of experienced vegan chefs and 60 volunteers, they envision being able to expand the program throughout the country.
Food for Life Argentina Carlos Paz also partners with other foundations and NGOs in the area, including G.A.N.A.S Malvinas por la educacion, Madre Teresa de San Marcos and La Luciernaga.
The immediate goals of the charity are to secure a new kitchen and storage area in the center of the city. The project is currently operating out of the local Hare Krishna temple. A location has been identified and they are currently in talks with the local government to acquire it.
They also plan to get a food delivery truck to make distribution more efficient. They currently hire trucks and use their own cars.
“Our current focus is to provide meals to children and elderly people, especially those with terminal illnesses and those in hospitals,” explained, director of the charity, Viṣṇurāta Das (Fernando Barrera). “These meals, aside from being healthy and necessary for the body, are also nourishing for the soul.”
Food for Life Argentina is one of Food for Life Global’s strongest partners in South America.