Food for Life Global

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Food for Life Global was founded in 1995 to serve as the support office for Food for Life projects worldwide.

Food for Life Global Goals:

* To help co-ordinate and expand the distribution of plant-based (prasadam) meals all over the world.

* To produce promotional and training materials for the development of Food for Life projects worldwide.

* To represent Food for Life to the government, media and public through public lectures, newspaper articles, the Internet, and through mail.

* To promote the Vedic food culture and the art of hospitality based on spiritual equality

* To raise funds on behalf of Food for Life projects worldwide

* To coordinate and sponsor emergency relief efforts conducted by Food for Life volunteers

Background on the Food for Life Project:

The distribution of sanctified vegetarian meals has been and will continue to be an essential part of India's Vedic culture of hospitality from which Food for Life was born.

Since its inception in the early 70s, Food for Life has tried to liberally distribute plant-based meals (prasadam) throughout the world with the aim of creating peace and prosperity. The Food for Life Global office, directed by Paul Turner, facilitates the expansion, co-ordination and promotion of prasadam distribution throughout the world.


FOOD FOR LIFE is a nonprofit organization, bringing food and life to the needy of the world through the liberal distribution of plant-based (prasadam) meals. The project started in 1974 when an elderly Indian swami, Srila Prabhupada, implored his yoga students not to allow anyone within a ten mile radius of his ashram to go hungry. The program grew quickly, and today Food for Life is active in over 60 countries worldwide.

Over 1,500,000 meals daily!

With volunteers serving more than 1,500,000 free vegetarian meals daily from free food restaurants, mobile kitchens, to schools and to disaster areas, FOOD FOR LIFE is the largest vegetarian food relief in the world.

Community Based

Food for Life Global's volunteers are made up of vegetarians and the socially conscious public. Food for Life Global is a non-sectarian organization. Everyone is welcome to participate in our community projects.

10310 Oaklyn Drive
Potomac, MD 20859
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