midday meal

New Food for Life Documentary released – Uniting the World Through Pure Food

The world’s largest plant-based food relief has a unique mission — the solution for world peace. This new documentary features some of the primary feeding programs the charity has around the world, including the Food for Life Annamrita midday meal project that feeds school children across India. Currently, Food for Life Global affiliates serve up to 2 million meals daily with projects in over 50 countries. The documentary follows Food for Life director Paul Rodney Turner around the world, including India, Fiji, Hungary, and New Zealand as he shares the unique mission of Food for Life through its outreach work. Uniting the World Through Pure Food Run time: 26:45 Created by Paul Rodney Turner To learn more about Annamrita featured in this video visit: http://www.annamrita.org See us on FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/foodforlifeglobal

Annamrita – Food for Life


Food for Life Global’s principle affiliate, the Annamrita program, founded by ISKCON Food Relief Foundation (IFRF), believes in providing children with the right nutrition to support their education. IFRF’s Annamrita program is based on the belief that ‘you become what you eat’. The nutritious meals this program serves daily encourages over a million children to attend school. One of their goals is to help every child in India get a full education by providing wholesome meals. They are currently serving 1.2 million meals daily from 24 high-tech kitchens across 10 states. The Midday Meal Scheme was initiated by the Indian government and IFRF’s Annamrita service is a major partner setting the standard for quality community service. Annamrita means “food as pure as nectar.” Poverty and hunger in India are epidemic, with a majority of the population unable to get even one nutritious meal a day. The major factor behind this social calamity is a vicious circle of poverty and illiteracy that has gripped India for decades. Annamrita has resolved to liberate the underprivileged from this vicious cycle by serving children with the purist plantbased meals. The meals are not only strictly plantbased, but are also imbued with the spiritual ambience of annamrita’s hi-tech, super hygienic kitchen. They believe such pure food will nourish the mind, body and soul. The hot meal is prepared with the highest standards of hygiene and quality ingredients that meet the nutritional requirements of growing children. But most importantly, IFRF mixes a secret ingredient to the vegetable stew (kichdi) it serves – love, devotion and compassion that adds an unparallel taste of purity to the meal. For only 10 cents you can sponsor a meal That’s right, the Annamrita project is run so efficiently that they are able to serve a hot nourishing meal for as little as 10 cents on average. […]

Spotlight on IFRF in Ujjain, India


About ISKCON Ujjain’s Mid Day Meal Program Simply put “We cook meals, deliver love and spread happiness”. Our service of “seva” is to prepare the Mid Day Meal in our center, which is a nutritious and sumptuous meal consisting of dall, chapatti, khichdi, sweet dalia, pulav and vegetables. The meals are then packed and sealed in specially designed stainless steel containers and are transported in dedicated vehicles to the schools where they are served to the children during their lunch hour. The meals preparation starts at 4:00 a.m. with the cutting and cleaning of vegetables and dall. The meals are cooked in several steam-jacketed cauldrons each having a capacity of 300 Kgs. Then a chaunk is prepared in pure ghee/oil with freshly cut tomatoes and spices. This is then added to the cooked dall and vegetables prepared in the cauldrons are transferred into specially designed stainless steel containers that move forward through the conveyor system and then covered with a lid and sealed. We have got a chapatti making machine which is fully automated and produces 10,000 chapattis per hour. The containers are then fitted into cargo vans and transported to the schools. The school coordinator receives the sealed containers of meal which is served to the students during the lunch break. Our project is part of the worldwide network of affiliates of Food for Life Global. The Site We are based in the industrial area of Nagziri. The kitchen is purpose-designed by our engineers and architects for this project: it is an impressive glass and composite panel structure spanning 7500 square feet and has the capacity to deliver 100 000 meals daily. We are committed to making a difference and intend being involved in this mission of feeding children for a long, long time. With your support, bigger facilities will be built to continue the important work of IFRF. The Kitchen The kitchen is fully fitted […]