Our Genesis

Ludwig Andreas Feuerbach wrote “Man is what he eats”, by that he was stating that the food one eats has a bearing on one’s state of mind and health.

At Annamrita, we too believe that the intake of food not only grants man his material survival, but also offers him values of culture and of partaking in the divine, for which he strives in his innermost self.

In 1974, when Srila Prabhupada noticed a group of village children fighting with street dogs over scraps of food, shocked and saddened by what he saw, he turned to his disciples and said, “No one within a ten mile radius of our temples should go hungry”. Being inspired by Srila Prabhupada’s vision, when the Government of India launched a strategic program in 1994 called the Midday Meal Scheme to fight two of the most pressing problems of India – hunger and illiteracy, ISKCON Food Relief Foundation saw a great opportunity to support by providing children with the right nutrition to supplement their education.

The first thing that comes to mind, when one thinks of nutritious food, is what a mother serves her child, and that’s what Annamrita stands for. We strive to serve food to children, with the same love and devotion that a mother provides to her children.

A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

Founder Acharya of ISKCON