Frequently Asked Questions
A nonprofit charity organization is an organization dedicated to a particular social cause. This type of an organization uses its revenue to fund its objective, rather than distributing its surplus values to the organization's members.
Food for Life Global is headquartered in the US. We are a small non-profit, but we oversee an international network of over 200 affiliates that serve up to 2 million vegan meals every day.
Food for Life Global has roots in India that date back to 1974 when the inspiration behind our project, Srila Prabhupada, requested that his yoga students feed hungry children in the villages of West Bengal, India. "No one should go hungry," he said. From this grassroots effort, Food for Life expanded to 60 countries over the next 40 years.
Combating hunger and poverty isn’t easy, so we need your help! Food for Life Global will use your donation to fund its programs aimed toward helping communities fight hunger and poverty. Our fundraising and administrative expenses are minimal, because we want to make sure that each donation goes to support the mission. Hence, we operate our office virtually to reduce costs, and we plan our budget carefully to make food relief programs our top priority.
In order to be the most effective, we work together with other anti-poverty advocates and activists. We welcome anyone willing to collaborate with us, especially companies and organizations who care about animal welfare and the environment. We're honored to be working with organizations such as Feedom, Baker McKenzie, Wordplay, MIEDU, STM Accounting, Juliana's Animal Sanctuary, Gopal's Health Foods, ArdorSEO, and others.
Yes, Food for Life Global's network of affiliates only serve pure plant-based meals. Not only do we aim to fight poverty and hunger, but we also want to stop the exploitation of animals and the destruction of the environment. The only way to advocate for animal welfare, lower our carbon footprint, and improve people's health is by being vegan and educating people about the importance of veganism.
Contact us to get involved and check out the website for available volunteer opportunities from which we may offer you a paid position. We typically prefer our staff to start volunteering first to prove their talent.
FFLG is made up of enthusiastic, dedicated people from all over the world who want to make a difference. People from different fields, including the environmental, marketing, food science, finance, HR, etc.) work together toward a common goal. Our headquarters is in Delaware and our European office is in Slovenia. We have another regional office for South America located in Colombia, and we recently set up another regional office in Central America. We welcome all people to join us. We have an equal opportunity policy.
A lot of our volunteers provide technical and professional consulting support and work as advocates for the organization. Search our website for more information about the volunteer process. If you the skills, passion and time to offer, we welcome you.
Questions about donations
Yes, people living outside of the USA can donate. However, you will not be able to get a tax deduction unless you are a US citizen. If this is important to you, you may consider sponsoring Food for Life Global through an exchange of advertising rather than a donation. If you run a company, you can also choose to OM Guarantee certify your product or service which can also be considered an advertising expense. Check out www.OMguarantee.com
You can always reach out through our contact form and have someone from our team answer your questions.
Food for Life Global guarantees that your donation will be used for the right cause. You can specify how many people you want to feed through our donation form, or join a sponsorship program and directly help one or more children. The vast majority of our income is spent on programs.
Donations are used to fund projects aimed toward ending poverty and hunger in the world. We support our affiliates with small grants, training, education, and volunteerism and also provide logistical support, field assistance, and resources. Again, the vast majority of income is spent on actual programs and not operations.
You can directly donate a certain amount of money for projects or you can become a Patreon, sponsor a child, sponsor an animal, purchase products from our online shop (where each purchase feeds 50 people), or get involved in other ways.
We modernized our giving opportunities that now include donations of cryptocurrency, donation in someone’s name, bequests, Amazon shop, and much more. See all the giving opportunities on our donation page.
Yes, we have a sponsorship program. With the help of our partners, you can feed and educate one child for an entire year. For more information visit the sponsorship page.
Yes, donations to Food for Life Global are tax-deductible if you’re a US citizen. We are a 501c3 registered non profit in the USA. You can see our Guidestar listing here.
Charitable donations through payroll deduction can’t be done pre-tax, which means you don’t get the deduction each pay period. Instead, your charitable donations come out of your after-tax earnings.
Yes, you can make a donation in someone else’s name. These kinds of donations make great gifts for family and friends, but you can also donate to honor the memory of a loved one. You can do this right on the donation form.
Yes, you will see that on our donation form there is an option to request a matching donation from your employer. Just check the box and our system will do the rest!
Yes, you’ll get a receipt for any type of donation.
Yes, every donation along with personal financial information is secured. We use Sucuri firewall protect and our site is secured with an SSL certificate.