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Food for Life Vrindavan latest documentary

[youtube]http://youtu.be/eWEvWVDfvvs[/youtube] Made by Emmy award-winning producer Robyn Symon (http://symonproductions.com).Food for Life Vrindavan (FFLV) is a humanitarian aid organisation officially recognized by the Indian government and is one of the finest examples of Food for Life around the world. For the last ten years, FFLV has worked in the poorest villages in the Vrindavan area (120 Km south of New Delhi). serving million of healthy meals to children.  Their free school for the poor now cares for 1500 + young girls providing them a full education, three meals a day and medical care.  To support Food for Life Vrindavan, visit www.fflvrindavan.org 

Food for Life back in Haiti

The 2010 Haiti earthquake was a catastrophic magnitude 7.0 earthquake, with an epicenter near the town of Léogâne (Ouest Department), approximately 25 km (16 miles) west of Port-au-Prince, Haiti’s capital. The earthquake occurred on Tuesday, 12 January 2010, and by 24 January, at least 52 aftershocks measuring 4.5 or greater had been recorded. An estimated three million people were affected by the quake, with death toll estimates ranging from 100,000 to 159,000. In 2010, Food for Life Global was one of the first agencies to respond to the disaster with volunteers from all over the world helping to set up a vegan food relief service that offered much needed hot meals to refugees for months. In 2011, Food for Life Global was asked to be a partner in a new initiative by the Slovenian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in cooperation with IRD (International Relief and Development) to feed children at one of the schools. The Slovenian government had acquired a donation of 24 prefabricated containers from the Slovenian construction company TRIMO as part of Slovenia’s commitment to assist children affected by the quake. They asked IRD to assist in importing those containers, identifying a location, and building a space that would serve the children of Haiti? IRD then approached FFLG to feed the children healthy lunches. . In collaboration with the local government, IRD selected a site in a new village in Carrefour, now called Village Fraternite and a year later the school was established. Food for Life Global is now feeding the children a healthy vegan lunch everyday with donations from the Lotus Trust in the UK and other international donors. Every school day, Vishnu das, a volunteer from Santo Domingo rises early to prepare the lunch. He is assisted by local women who cut the vegetables. At 12 midday as […]

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

ISKCON Food Relief – simply the best in quality and quantity

Food for Life Global affiliate, ISKCON Food Relief Foundation has set the standard for quality nutritious lunches for school children. The organisation continues to expand its popular lunch service all throughout India. The fact that the non-profit can maintain such a high standard of quality, while serving over 250,000 meals daily is astonishing to say the least. THE SETTING Hunger and illiteracy are two of India’s most widespread and pressing problems. Although public schooling is offered free of cost to children aged 6–14, poverty bars the underprivileged from taking advantage. Typically hailing from slums and tribal areas, such children must either go hungry at school or resort to begging and child labor. In 2004, the Government of Maharashtra appointed Midday Meal to provide nutritional support for primary school children. The initiative aims to break the hunger cycle by providing impoverished families the incentive to keep their children in school—and off the streets. Midday Meal is a non-profit strategic program run for the benefit of all hungry students without consideration of caste, religion, or gender. For most children, it is their only complete meal of the day. THE IMPACT Numerous studies have demonstrated that there is a direct correlation between these lunch programs and increased student enrollment, attendance, attention spans, and exam scores. Other benefits include reductions in skin infection, anemia, and marked improvements in body mass index. STATE OF THE ART PROCESS Midday Meal’s four ISO-certified, custom-built kitchens mass-produce meals which are hygienic, nutritious, tasty, and cost-effective. To feed one student costs only ten cents per day, or $20.35 per school year. Midday Meal’s logistical infrastructure is a marvel of engineering ingenuity. Its unique solutions include: automated conveyor belt steam-jacketed cauldrons (660 lb. capacity) tamper-proof stainless steel containers computerized recipes flight-kitchen grade ventilation and drainage rack-fitted delivery vehicles 4 kitchens + 55 cooks + 69 vans + […]