FOOD FOR LIFE

Food for Life Global (www.ffl.org) is the world’s largest vegan food relief program with 209 projects in 60 countries serving up to 2 million plant based meals daily, so far serving over 4 billion meals around the world.  With a mission to address the root cause of all social issues through teaching spiritual equality in practice and precept, our Food for Life project also include health education, eco-farming, schooling, animal rescue and animal care.

All it takes is a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, a piece of fresh fruit, and one half-pint of juice to keep a child from going hungry for a day.

Since 2004, 15 to 20 volunteers have been volunteering at ISKCON of Houston to prepare sack-lunches consisting of sandwiches, fruit, and juice for an estimated 300 to 600 hungry children ages 2 – 6 years. Every Sunday, from 3 to 5 PM, the dining hall is turned into an assembly line with volunteers lined up spreading peanut butter and jelly on bread; others focus on bagging the sandwiches; and others fill brown bags.

Can I pay for some of the supplies? Donate (Food for Life)

Want to volunteer? 

Every Sunday from 3 to 5 PM, at ISKCON of Houston. 1320 W 34th Street, Houston, TX 77018 [MAP]

Since 2004, more than 200,000 sack lunches have been prepared by ISKCON of Houston.

“I think the best way to describe this project is that six days out of the week we do something for ourselves“ ‘it’s my house, my school, my grades.’” This is a way to take a few hours out of life to do something for someone else,” said Sonia Sardana, one of the volunteer coordinators who initiated this project.

  • One out of every three children in Houston goes hungry each day.
  • Of the major cities in the United States, Houston is second only to Detroit in the number of hungry children.
  • 13 million kids live in households that do not have an adequate supply of food. (US Dept. of Agriculture)
  • 40 % of all emergency shelter food recipients are children, although they represent only 25% of the U.S. population. (US Dept. of Agriculture)
  • More than one-third (38%) of families leaving on welfare reported that they ran out of food and did not have money for more. (Urban Institute)
  • Hungry children, even those who experience only mild malnutrition during the critical stages of their development, may suffer irreparable harm. (Center on Hunger and Poverty)
  • Hungry children have harder time learning in school, shorter attention spans, and suffer more absences due to illness. (Center on Hunger and Poverty)
  • Children who do not receive adequate nourishment may suffer abnormal brain, cognitive, and psychological development which, if not corrected, can be irreparable. (America ‘s Second Harvest)