ONE WHO GIVES FOOD, GIVES ALL THAT IS WORTH GIVING IN THIS WORLD
At Govardhan Eco Village, we strongly believe that giving food is equivalent to giving life. This is a humble initiative to feed the hungry.
Govardhan Annakshetra at Govardhan Ecovillage is an initiative where we serve free full meal lunch prasadam to whoever comes here without any discrimination.
The inspiration for this initiative came from the founder Acharya of ISKCON his divine grace, Abhay Charanaravinda Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupad when in 1974 he took up the task to ensure that “nobody goes hungry within a ten-mile radius” of the temple. Again in 1977, he instructed all the presidents of the temple to arrange distribution of prasadam. In December 2018, under the guidance and blessings of HH Radhanath Swami Maharaj, Govardhan Annakshetra was started.
Daily Feeding Count
Weekly Feeding Count
Monthly Feeding Count
Total plates distributed
836 million Indians survive on less than Rs. 20 a day. 10 million people die every year of chronic hunger and hunger-related diseases. Other side of the coin is that about 40% of the food produced in India is wasted.
Govardhan Annakshetra provides free meals for everyone within its vicinity. As Srila Prabhupada said, "No one should go hungry from our temple". Adhering to this thought, we believe that food should go in someone's mouth rather than going waste. This thought led us to begin this food movement leading to the inception of Govardhan Annakshetra.
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**Folk Pittsburgh is the receiving organization outside India for donations for the above cause