Happy Cookies Project

Happy Cookies Project

Food for Life’s new Happy Cookies project is growing fast! Founded in Slovenia by FFL Global’s European Director, Mukunda Das, the new program now provides cakes, nutritious meals and free vegetarian cookbooks to shelters for women and children in cooperation with the Wave network in over 15 cities. Children receive “Learn to Read” sets by Dr. Edith Best, while the Pizza Effect and Tea Time Cookies projects serve elementary and secondary schools, as well as universities, women’s shelters and homes for the elderly with delicious vegan meals. “Adding to this, we now have a healthy cooking workshop called ‘Happy Chefs’,” explains Mukunda. “Our indiscriminate offering of healthy vegan cookies are a symbol of our unconditional care,” he says. Locations: Paris, Amsterdam, Liege, Geneva, Barcelona, Brussels, Stuttgart, Warsaw, Trieste, Ljubljana, Sri Lanka, Varshana, Durbuy, Govardhan, Johanesburg, Mumbai, New York. How you can help? Become a volunteer today! Donate to Happy Cookies projects at www.happycookies.org Become part of the Food for Life – Social Entrepreneurship project Employ underprivileged people involved in our programs Donate land for growing organic produce Become an advocate Contact: info@happycookies.org

Meet Food for Life volunteer KRS-One

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KRS-One Explains Early Hare Krishna Affiliation And Changing His Name by RASHAD PHILLIPS | Source: http://www.hiphopdx.com/ Posted June 15, 2012 at 1:00AM EST In an exclusive outtake from Ice-T(TM)s oeArt Of Rap documentary, KRS-One explains how helping feed the homeless led to a few name changes. While he answers to many aliases—“Blasmaster” and “The Teacha” to name a few—people generally recognizeKRS-One by his Rap name and occasionally by his given name of Kris Parker. All of the above are fine, except Kris is not his given name. It’s Lawrence. In one of the many viral outtakes from Ice-T’s Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap, KRS breaks down how an encounter with the Hare Krishnas led to his name change. “When I went into the street, I was hanging with the Hare Krishnas,” KRS explained to Ice-T. “They used to come into the shelter and feed the homeless. They used to say, ‘If anyone wants to help us feed the homeless, we’ll give you a free Bhaktivedanta.’ My little philosophical self said, ‘Yeah, I’ll help you feed the homeless.’ And I got my Bhaktivedanta.’” KRS said he developed an appreciation for a story about Lord Krishna instructing Arjuna on the battlefield. However upon returning to the shelter, the man then known as Larry Parker was uniformly teased by everyone he knew. “They started calling me Krishna, and I’m like, ‘Yo. Stop calling me Krishna. My name’s Larry. Stop calling me Krishna…that’s the name of their god. That’s like calling somebody Jesus or Muhammad if you’re not down with that.’” Parker was removed from the shelter due to failing to meet the minimum age requirements. However, due to a clerical error by the Bureau of Child Welfare Services, all of his paperwork said Krishna Parker instead of Lawrence. Krishna was shortened to Kris, and when graffiti bombing […]

Ecuador FFL reaching the remote and hungry

For the last four years, Food for Life volunteers in Ecuador have been serving delicious vegetarian meals to underprivileged school children. The tasty lunches consist of rice and lentil stew, nourishing desserts and aromatic mint and lemon drinks. In some areas, the lack of basic services is alarming, as they drive down dusty or muddy streets filled with trash on the way to their chosen distribution point. In some case, traffic obstructions force them to go by foot. But nothing deters their enthusiasm to reach as many people as possible. On May 22, Earth Day, the volunteer felt that the best way to celebrate Mother Earth was to raise awareness of the enormous environmental pollution caused by the factory farming of animals, and what better way to do that than serve a delicious vegetarian meal!? An important fact overlooked by other world hunger initiatives is the fact that most of the world’s grain production is fed to farm animals and not people! If the world subsisted on a plant-based diet, and resources of the world were equally shared, more people could be fed and there would be zero world hunger. On Earth Day, FFL volunteers served spicy italian noodles and olives, to environmentalists, cyclists and local Rastafarian brothers who invited them to taste their delicious vegetarian burgers. At many of the schools they reach, up to 500 vegetarian lunches are served to eager teachers and children. To learn more, visit: FFL Ecuador Facebook page