Human Achievers Awarded to Director of FFL Vrindavan, India.

Human Achievers Awarded to Director of FFL Vrindavan, India.

Posted on May 19, 2012 by fflv Food for Life Vrindavan is excited to share with you that our director, Rupa Raghunath Das has been awarded Human Achievers Award for the year 2012 by the Human Achievers foundation in India. The award was given based on the revolutionary work Rupa Raghunath has done in the field of empowering women and children of the Braj area, transcending racial, national and religious barriers. Human Achievers foundation felicitate Ambassador individuals, whose lives exemplify the ideal of living for the sake of others, and who dedicate themselves to practices which promote universal moral values, strong family life, inter-religious cooperation, international harmony and the establishment of a culture of peace. The ambassadors of Human Achievers Foundation working for peace, education and empowerment contribute to the fulfillment of the hope of all ages, a unified world of peace wherein the spiritual and material dimensions of life are harmonized. Rupa Raghunath Dasa had the vision, skills and persistency to develop FFLV from a food distribution program into an organization that seeks long-lasting solutions and effectively helps improve all areas of life in Vrindavan. Now director of a large organization, Rupa still works hard and plays a hands-on role in the day-to-day running of the programs including food distribution. He also spends time traveling overseas, raising awareness about the work of FFLV and establishing relationships with businesses and individuals interested in supporting the children of Vrindavan. Senorita Isaac, the founder of Human Achievers Foundation (HAF), personally visited the school on the 4th of May 2012 to deliver the award to Rupa Raghunath. She also visited Food for Life Vrindavan Projects and greatly appreciated the work that is being accomplished. To learn more about the incredible work that Rupa Raghunatha is doing in India, visit: FFL Vrindavan

Fiji children getting lunch from FFL

Fiji Islands, May, 2012 — Soon after the major flooding disaster that inundated the Western Division of Viti Levu in Fiji, Food for Life Fiji (FFLF) volunteers quickly mobilized their resources to help feed the needy. Their main focus was to distribute cooked vegetarian meals at the evacuation centers and in areas severely affected by the flood. FFLF Volunteers began distributing food from the Sita Ram Temple in Nadi and Krsna Kaliya Temple in Lautoka.  Since the beginning of the relief operation, the Sita Ram Temple has provided a cooking facility, transportation and help with preparing and distributing food in the Nawaka and Navakai areas. Mr. Pandu Das has been coordinating the relief efforts, with Mr. Hari Sauri taking the role of head chef. In Lautoka, volunteers distributed food in evacuation centres with the help of DISMAC officials. Mr. Kalpesh Patel of Supreme Fuel provided funds and assistance with transporting goods to the Krsna Kaliya Temple and the Jay Dayals Compound in Ba. Mr. Jay Dayal also kindly provided cooking facilities at his home. To date, more than 14,000 meals have been served in the evacuation centres. Mahasingh Das and his two sons (Sanjeev and Kamal) camped in Ba for 5 days while distributing 1000-1200 meals daily to severely affected villages and settlements. A total number of 7600 meals were given out in Ba. Sacimata Dasi and Radhasharan Das provided help in Ba and Nadi and arranged Donations from Melbourne to prepare food rations. More than 150 families received meals in Ba and Nadi. While Roy and Sanatan Das helped with transport and manpower during the Easter weekend, and Mr. Uday Sen and members of Radio Apna New Zealand procured a massive amount of supplies including rice, dhal, flour, sugar, salt and rotis. School Lunches “The second phase of the operation was to […]

Mid-day meals nourish 1.2m underprivileged children

30 April 2012 Government of India’s flagship project, ‘Mid-day meals’ continues to nourish more and more underprivileged children, now benefiting approximately 12,00,000 children in India. This is in view of a recent ‘Hunger and Malnutrition’ survey that puts the number of malnourished children in the country at 42 per cent. Mumbai: Mid-day meal is a strategic program to liberate the underprivileged children from scourge of hunger and malnutrition, this program is a project of the Government of India, and is being implemented by ISKCON Food Relief Foundation under the brand name of ANNAMRITA in selected schools in Delhi, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Uttaranchal, Jharkhand and Assam. ISKCON Food Relief Foundation is a non-profit, non-religious, non-sectarian charitable trust. This project is being implemented in Government aided, and municipal schools for the benefit of underprivileged children. It is done without any commercial motive and the benefits are available to students at large without any discrimination on grounds of religion, caste, creed or sex. Since the launch in 2004, state-of-the-art kitchens in the above mentioned states have been set up. As of now, the scheme caters approximately 12,00,000 children every day from our centres in Mira Bhayander, Palghar, Nigdi, Tardeo, Juhu, Wada, Delhi, Gurgaon, Faridabad, Noida, Kurukshetra, Palwal, Tirupati, Nellore, Rajahmundry, Kadapa, Ranga Nara Gadda, Vishakhapatnam, Jaipur, Guwahati, Panipat, Haridwar, Jamshedpur and Ujjain. Most of these children come from slums and tribal areas. The purpose of implementing this scheme is to facilitate the Government in increasing the enrollment in these schools, reducing the drop out rate, and improving the attendance. Also as these are the formative years for the future adult, therefore nutrition is of prime importance. Corporate bodies such as Accenture, Piramal Group, Reliance Industries, Sterlite, Apar Industries, Mafatlal Industries, Yash Birla Group, Glaxo Smith Kline, DSP […]