No rest for Food for Life Volunteers as they continue to dish out free meals

No rest for Food for Life Volunteers as they continue to dish out free meals

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The Food for Life team from Manilla, ISKCON continue to serve delicious vegan prasadam to survivors despite many challenges. “There is no rest for us,” says FFL Coordinator Radha Lila. “We believe on holidays such as Easter, there no better way to show your love for others then to serve holy food and the holy name of God to the victims of a fire (800 families) in Quezon city. On Easter Sunday, ISKCON youth volunteers and local sponsors Mr & Mrs Mathani served hot meals to the survivors, and during Earth day celebrations, volunteers served 500 plates of pancit (chowmein), vegan cookies, donut bread and sweet rice pudding to participants and guests at the Quezon City Memorial Circle with City Mayor Herbert Bautista. To date, 140,000 vegan meals have been served by Food for Life Manilla in response to Cyclone Yolanda (Typhoon Haiyan). To help Food for Life Manilla continue this amazing work, please consider donating via Food for Life Global.

El Food Yogi en el programa de televisión Healthy You

Abril 9, 2014, VA — El director Internacional de Food For Life Global y el Food Yogi, Paul Rodney Turner hizo una aparición Healthy You TV show alongside host Valerie Samuell. Turner comparte la sabiduría espiritual que había aprendido como un monje, mientras hacía parathas picantes de patata, chutney de mango / goji y helado crudi vegano de menta con chips de chocolate.! “La comida es el gran unificador y cuanto más podemos apreciar este hermoso regalo de la Madre Naturaleza, mientras podamos comer la mayor cantidad de nuestra comida en su estado natural , más nos sentiremos en esta estrecha conexión con la naturaleza . Sin embargo, siempre es importante tener en cuenta el tiempo, lugar y circunstancia al decidir la dieta adecuada “, explica. “Lo que es correcto para ti, puede no ser adecuado para mí. En otras palabras, tenemos que pensar primero en nuestra constitución corporal. Es posible que yo tenga un buen porcentaje del elemento “fuego” en mi cuerpo, tal vez tu no lo tienes, y así que algunos alimentos de ” fuego ” serían muy útiles para ti. Por otra parte, también tenemos que tener en cuenta la hora, el día y la época del año “Mi acercamiento a la dieta es simple, pero requiere un poco de contemplación. mi maestro maestro me dijo que la vida espiritual comienza con la lengua, por lo que creo que en lugar de permitir que la lengua pueda controlar lo que comemos , tenemos que dominar la lengua, dejar que nuestro cuerpo pueda decidir qué alimento es el adecuado para nosotros. Esto requiere ser cada vez más conscientes de los cinco elementos básicos que componen todo lo que experimentamos en este mundo : tierra, agua, fuego , aire y éter y la forma en que se expresan a través […]

FFL ha sido presentado en el más importante diario de Colombia

La Misión: alimentos para la vida Source: El Espectador, 13 April, 2014 Paul Rodney Turner sostiene que el país tiene las frutas y verduras más nutritivas del mundo. Su programa de comida vegana está en 60 países. En 1974, en Calcuta (India), el maestro espiritual Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, creador de la Sociedad Internacional por la Conciencia de Krishna, vio a un grupo de niños de su aldea pelear por unos desechos de comida con unos perros callejeros. “Nadie que esté a menos de 20 kilómetros de un templo debe pasar hambre”, fue a partir de ese día su instrucción. Así nació el proyecto Food for Life Global, la organización para distribuir alimentos de origen vegetal más grande del mundo, que hoy reúne el esfuerzo de centenares de voluntarios en 60 países entregando más de un millón de comidas gratuitas al día. Un acto de compasión que pronto traspasó las fronteras de India y encontró al devoto que hoy dirige el proyecto en un pequeño comedor de beneficencia creado en Sídney (Australia): Paul Rodney Turner, voluntario desde 1984 que primero quiso vivir una vida solitaria en sus montañas azules. Luego se hizo monje y durante 14 años se dedicó a la meditación y el estudio de las enseñanzas vedas. Después salió al mundo para hacer de Food for Life Global una realidad que él mismo ha propagado por Europa, Asia y América, mitigando el hambre con alimentación vegana y miles de ayudantes espontáneos dispuestos a servirla. A Colombia llegó por primera vez en agosto de 2013 y ya quiere quedarse. No sólo porque está convencido de que los frutos del país tienen una capacidad nutricional extraordinaria para seguir con sus planes, sino porque una de sus colaboradoras principales es colombiana. Se conocieron en la hospitalidad del programa y ahora, con su […]

Food for Life featured in main Newspaper in Colombia

Paul Rodney Turner, director of Food for Life Global. (c) 2014 El Espectador

Mission: Food for Life Source: El Espectador, 13 April, 2014 Paul Rodney Turner said that the country [Colombia] has the most nutritious fruits and vegetables in the world. The food relief program is in 60 countries. In 1974, in Calcutta, India, the spiritual master Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, founder of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness saw a group of children in his village fighting for food scraps with stray dogs. “No one within 10 miles of our temples should go hungry,” he told his students that day. So was born the Food for Life Global organization (FFLG), now the world ‘s largest plant-based food relief, with hundreds of volunteers in 50 countries delivering over three million free meals daily. That initial act of compassion soon spread beyond the borders of India, inspiring Krishna devotees to start a project in a small a kitchen in Sydney, Australia. Paul Rodney Turner has been a volunteer for the organization since 1984. He first went to live a solitary life in the blue mountains of Sydney at age 19, and then chose to became a monk for 14 years and dedicate himself to meditation and the study of India’s ancient spiritual teachings. In 1995, he established Food for Life Global to spread the project throughout Europe, Asia and the Americas, mitigating hunger with vegan food and the support of thousands of spontaneous helpers ready to serve. His first arrived in Colombia in August 2013 and he now plans to stay. Not only because he is convinced that the fruits and vegetables of the country are extraordinary and nutritious, but also because one of the charity’s main volunteers and his fiancé, Juliana Castaneda is Colombian. They met during the development of the project in Bogota. Juliana also manages an animal sanctuary in Guasca (Cundinamarca) called Paramatma […]

Food Yogi on the Healthy You TV show

April 9, 2014, VA — International director of Food for Life Global and food yogi, Paul Rodney Turner made a special guest appearance on the Healthy You TV show alongside host Valerie Samuell. Turner shared spiritual wisdom he had learned as a monk, while he made spicy potato parathas, mango/goji chutney and a raw vegan peppermint, chocolate chip ice cream! “Food is the great uniter and the more we can appreciate this lovely gift of Mother Nature, by eating as much food as we can in its natural state, the more we will feel this close connection to nature. However, it is always important to consider time, place and circumstance when deciding on the right diet,” he explains. “What is right for you, may not be right for me. In other words, we have to first think about our body constitution. Whereas I may have a good percentage of the “fire” element in my body, you may not, and so more “fire” foods would serve you well. Moreover, we also have to consider the time of day and time of year. “My approach to diet is simple, but it does require a bit of contemplation. My teacher told me that spiritual life begins with the tongue, so I believe that rather than allow the tongue to control what we eat, we need to master the tongue and allow our body to decide what food is right for us. This requires becoming more aware of the five basic elements that make up everything we experience in this world: earth, water, fire, are, and ether and how they express themselves through different foods, personality types, activities, and even music, etc. Doing so will help us to become more aware of their presence in our body. Once we are, choosing the right combination of […]

Vote for FFL Vrindavan to Win Gudville Challenge

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PLEASE VOTE NOW for Food for Life Vrindavan. Please help them win the Gudville challenge. Please click on the link below and vote for them. Help them educate girls just by a click. After voting, please endorse them (the option comes after the voting page). Go on do it and make yourself smile for doing a good thing. Food for Life Vrindavan(FFLV) is a charity located in a small town called Vrindavan in Uttar Pradesh, India. Rupa Raghunath Das founded FFLV in 1990. The service began with small-scale evening meal distribution to the street kids. Currently we are running a number of projects that are the basic essentials for any society. Digging fresh water wells, tree planting, Organic farming, free meals distribution, Cleaning services, Trash recycling (Paper), Medical help, cow protection and cloth distribution are some of the services that we are do. Our focus, however, has always been educating girls. At the moment most of the girls coming to the school live in slum areas or villages. We currently have 2 running schools with about 1200 girls attending. The school provides for everything essential for these girls to learn, grow and reach their full potential. Apart from teaching a syllabus recognized by UP government, the girls have a wide variety of extra circulars to pick from. We teach various dance forms (Kathak, Contemporary, Oddissi, Folk), singing, musical instruments (Harmonium, Tabla, Mridangam), karate, stitching, embroidery, drawing, art and henna etc. We also sometimes recognize the exceptional talent of girls and send them for special training outside the school from recognized institutions. How we do it? We have a team of dedicated employees who conduct a survey in the area to pick some most impoverished families whose girl child have no opportunity to receive an education otherwise. We then interview the […]

School lunch program in New Zealand expanding

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SOURCE: The Northern Advocate Whangarei’s Food for Life Centre is extending its programme to provide hot lunches to five schools in the district. The centre, run by Whangarei’s Hare Krishna community, started providing a free lunch once a week to 190 pupils at Manaia View School, in Raumanga, in October 2012 and extended the service to 120 students at Te Kura O Otangarei the following month. Last year the centre received a $35,000 grant to upgrade its kitchen and centre co-ordinator Buddhi Wilcox said three new schools – Totara Grove Primary, with 320 students; Tikipunga High School with 250 kids and Ruakaka Primary with 150 kids – will start getting a free, hot, vegetarian lunch from the start of the next school term in May. “For Food for Life it means we will be cooking and preparing meals for five schools every week for a total of over 1000 students,” Mr Wilcox said. “There is considerable cost involved to do this and we are appealing to the community for donations of any fruit and vegetables and, of course, cash donations are also welcome – $15 a month will provide meals for three children for a school term. “We also need volunteers to help with meal preparation.” He said one of the aims of the free lunches once a week was to show healthy food could be provided en masse cheaply. “Many Third World countries provide meals for their schoolchildren every day, so why can’t New Zealand? In India there are [Food For Life] canteens that feed 65,000 to 100,000 children every day, and the Indian Government subsidises it by 50 per cent. We can do that here,” Mr Wilcox said. Anybody wanting to help provide the free school lunches can contact Mr Wilcox on 022 121 8908 or buddhi – manta@hotmail.com.

El equipo de Food For Life Global, estuvo con Natalia Parra

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La estrella en ascenso político, activista de derechos de los animales y vegetariana, Natalia Parra se reunió recientemente con el director de Food for Life Global Paul Rodney Turner para discutir cómo con la experiencia de la organización sin fines de lucro y el conocimiento de alimentos nutritivos podrían ser útiles para su metas politicas. Parra  actualmente está compitiendo para convertirse en una líder política en Colombia, entre sus políticas de campaña tenemos siguientes: Los animales no son cosas: Los animales no son cosas. Vamos a trabajar por Leyes que protejan a los animales, judicialicen el maltrato animal y modifiquen el código civil. Matanzas no, atención sí:  Los animales no deben ser sacrificados, sino atendidos. Trabajaremos para que la esterilización y adopción sean el mecanismo de control de población canina y felina en los municipios, así como en la instalación de hospitales públicos para animales. El sufrimiento no divierte: Los animales no son objeto de entretenimiento. Actuaremos contra los espectáculos donde se maltratan, hieren y matan animales. Presupuestos del Estado: La protección animal requiere presupuesto del Estado. Vamos a trabajar para incluir en el presupuesto anual del estado un rubro para la protección animal. Fauna libre:Los animales no deben ser traficados. Trabajaremos en el cumplimiento de las leyes contra el tráfico de fauna silvestre y haremos control político sobre las acciones u omisiones de los funcionarios del Estado. La ciencia, con conciencia: Los animales no deben ser usados en experimentación. Actuaremos contra la continuidad de experimentos que impliquen el uso, maltrato y muerte de animales. Ninguna violencia: Rechazamos todo tipo de violencia. Trabajaremos para promover el cese de la violencia, principalmente por género, raza y especie, mostrando la interrelación existente y sus consecuencias No a la guerra!!:Los animales son víctimas del conflicto armado. Apoyaremos el proceso de paz, no queremos más víctimas […]

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