updated 5th January 2005
Iskcon Food Relief was personally founded by His Divine Grace Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada after being heart broken by the sounds of children fighting with local dogs to get the scraps of food left by the devotees that were being thrown out from the back of the foodhall area at our International Headquarters in Mayapur, West Bengal, India. Teary eyed he called for all his leading disciples and gave them the instruction that they should set up a Food Relief Program to help these hungry people. He further went on to suggest that no-one within a certain area of where a temple is need go hungry.
In some countries around the world Iskcon Food Relief and later Food For Life have been greatly assisted with donations of raw vegetables and grains, which the devotees in times of need cook up and distribute to the needy. In many countries FFL has been the life saving factor for many; such as the earth-quakes that hit Mexico some years ago; the war in Serbia; floods in India, Indonesia, civil troubles in South Africa, and many other places.
In New Zealand the Lotteries Grants Board have kindly given donations to assist with this much needed works, and many local Councils have recognised the good works being done. Former Auckland Mayor and his good lady wife Les and Colleen Miles assisted in helping and supporting several FFL centres in Auckland (Queen St., Oriental Markets), as did news presenter Paul Holmes in 1992 when his program helped the K-Rd., centre gain funds from the Lotteries Grants Board.
Around the world Hare Krishna Food For Life has become
a recognised welfare mission by many of the world's great leaders, with
Presidents, Prime Ministers, Mayors, Congressmen, Senators and Local and
National politicians standing in ovation to Hare
Krishna Food for Life.
Food For Life Global - serving karma-free meals to
the world !!!
Address: 602 Colombo Street, Christchurch
Phone: (03) 3655 377
City: ABC Shoreline, 98-104 Victoria Street, Wellington, City.
Petone: 202 Jackson Street (corner of Jackson & Nelson St) Phone: (04) 939 2233
Food for life - Gopal's Take Away:
6 Vine Street , Whangarei
National Co-ordinator Barry Wilcox
See other places in NZ (ie. Gaura's
Place in Hamilton, Higher Taste Cafe in Dunedin, and numerous Vegetarian
Clubs in Universities etc)
FFL in Italy:
Food for Life and Bhaktivedanta Ashram in India:
Food for Life Perth Australia:
Iskcon and Tirupathi Tirumala Devasthanams "Akshaya
Patra" project in India:
Durban, South Africa:
Report to Srila Prabhupada............
Pictures of Food Distribution in India:
THERE ARE PEOPLE HERE IN NEW
ZEALAND WHO NEED YOUR HELP.
AS YOU CAN SEE BY THIS EXTENSIVE NETWORK, WE CAN COLLECT PRODUCE AND DIRECT IT TO THE NEEDY FROM MOST ANYWHERE.