Sir Paul McCartney
Food for Life Global is an international non-profit charitable organization that provides plant-based foods in over 60 countries around the world, for mal-nourished people; people in disaster areas; wherever there is a need, they provide it. Food for Life Global was started, founded in 1974, so they are 40 years old. So I want to say, Happy birthday, congratulations. It’s great to see so much veggie food helping people out around the world, bringing people together in this fantastic way. Thank you, Food for Life Global for doing this. Thank you for all of you who work for Food for Life Global. We thank you. You do a great job. Happy birthday to you. Keep it going for another 40 years, 50, 60, keep it going. We love you.
I am very impressed by what your organization is doing to alleviate hunger, provide disaster relief, and provide education through plant-based foods. Your free distribution of prasadam all over the world can only have wonderful benefits for everyone.
As an artist, I always felt the need to do more than just entertain. Once you get the attention of many eyes and ears, it is an act of violence not to assume higher responsibilities. People everywhere are suffering and the ecology of the modern human heart, contaminated by greed is gradually destroying life on earth.
In my visit to Kolkata many years ago, I had the chance to meet Mother Teresa. When I congratulated her for her lifetime service to try to eradicate hunger in the world, she firmly looked at me and said what she already had repeated several times in the past: “ Real hunger is to be found, not in stomach but in the heart”. When I found “Food For Life” as an organization, I understood I had found a genuine group of people capable to deal not only with the hunger of the stomach but also with the hunger of the heart. “Food For Life” Has been a great inspiration in my life.
“We don’t have education about how to eat. We are eating too much meat and people are getting sick with the time. We have to show to the people what they need to eat. The doors are open for Food for Life Global. We are going to work together to get better food for our kids into the schools.”
Another important building block for new democracy is the love and goodwill we show to each other. That is the spirit of Masakhane, of bringing one another together. It is also the spirit of today’s festival organized by Food for Life.
FOOD FOR LIFE is the real Reconstruction and Development Programme. The understanding that if I have a plate of food, let me share it with my neighbour . . . let those who are feeling sad come together with us, and together we can share this burden. This understanding should be taken from FOOD FOR LIFE and transmitted to the entire country.
I congratulate you for your fine achievements on behalf of the homeless….FOOD FOR LIFE’s success in providing housing, food, and social services has long attracted the attention of this office.
New York Times
…here they [Food for Life] have a reputation like the one Mother Teresa has in Calcutta: it is not hard finding someone to swear they are saints.
“…while the Kremlin has been willing to spend trillions of rubles on its soldiers, only one Russian civic organization has come to Chechnya to provide emergency aid for its often homeless and sometimes starving compatriots – the Russian branch of FOOD FOR LIFE.”
Food for Life Global has a grand vision and is leading the way in making the world a better place. Let’s all support them in feeding the people and in raising our consciousness for the good of all life on Earth!
I am sure that in every city where there is a FOOD FOR LIFE program, the people would be very grateful for the help they give—feeding hundreds and hundreds of people, that would otherwise cost the city a great deal. And all the support, friendship, and counseling—it’s hard to put a value on something like that.
“The Food for Life cooks have established themselves as the chief emergency feeding program in war-torn Chechnya.”
he commitment of FOOD FOR LIFE goes beyond the need for the basic necessities of life; it is a commitment to improve the quality of life.
Atal Bihari Vajpayee
In Bangalore, Jaipur and other cities, Akshaya Patra (FOOD FOR LIFE) meals are cooked in the most modern kitchens and good quality food is delivered to schools. Corporate bodies should also be involved in this process by creating public-private partnerships like Akshaya Patra.
Susan Tydings Frushour
Many people were in tears to see the efforts of the FFL volunteers. Many of those who received it commented that it was the “best food they have had in a long time, even before the hurricane hit!”
Sri Pranab Mukherjee
Every day in India, FFL Annamrita provides food to over one million children, healthy food and the message of love and compassion which is inherent in India culture.
“… though it may not get top mention on the nightly news, FOOD FOR LIFE is among the world’s most intrepid relief organizations, in at least one case delivering food to a war-torn region after the Red Cross and other agencies gave up.”