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.
The genesis of the program dates back to 1974, when Srila Prabhupada founder of ISKCON noticed a group of village children fighting with street dogs over scraps of food. Troubled by what he saw, he advised his disciples that, no one within a ten mile radius of ISKCON temples should go hungry. In line with his decree and being inspired by his vision, when the Government of India launched the strategic mid day meal Scheme in 1994, ISKCON Food Relief Foundation saw a great opportunity to support needy children by providing them with the right nutrition to supplement their education and in turn help fight two of the most pressing problems of India - malnutrition and illiteracy.
Our aim is to serve food to children, with the same love and devotion that a mother provides for her own.
His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
FOUNDER ACHARYA OF ISKCON