FREE PLANT-BASED FOOD TO THOSE IN NEED

Our international organisation runs 'Food for Life Global' project that since 1970s distributed over 6 billion plates of food. Another affiliated project 'Food For All' in London does 5,000 plates of free food per day. 

Inspired by their example we started our plant-based food relief project "Food for Scotland" in 2018 to provide hot, nutritious, plant-based meals for those in need. We've distributed over 10,000 free meals in the Glasgow area.

The mission of 'Food For Scotland' project is to propagate violence-free (ahimsa) living which includes

1) feeding and helping the needy

2) promoting healthy and sustainable diets

3) taking care of the environment

We are distributing free plant-based food at homeless shelters and universities. We also organise fundraiser events promoting violence-free diets and lifestyles. All profits from these events go to support our free food distribution = and construction of purpose-built kitchen at our organic eco farm in South Lanarkshire.

 

PLEASE SUPPORT OUR FREE FOOD DISTRIBUTION EFFORTS DURING THE COVID-19 CRISIS

Homeless people are amongst the most vulnerable and at-risk groups during this pandemic. People who are sleeping rough are more likely to suffer from respiratory conditions. They will have very limited access to wash their hands regularly. When someone is sleeping rough or in a crowded night shelter, it’s impossible to self-isolate what to speak of getting any PPE.


By receiving hot, healthy and nutritious food - it boosts their immunity and reduces the need for them to get their daily meals in ways which would increase the risk of infection. Many of the homeless shelters now have increased demands for hot, healthy and nutritious meals. Our service is currently helping 'The Marie Trust' and 'Help for Homeless'  to meet their increased demands for hot lunches. 

With your generous donation you have the capacity to help us in our endeavour. 

 

FOOD FOR SCOTLAND KITCHEN PROJECT

TO SIGNIFICANTLY EXPAND OUR WELFARE WORK!

This is a really exciting upcoming project. We plan to construct a purpose built kitchen for our Food for Scotland project. The aims of this effort are to:

1) significantly upscale our food production capacity with improved kitchen equipment making easy to cook for large numbers 

2) create more volunteering opportunities

3) provide space to teach sustainable cooking 

Our charity director George McMullan said: “This will be a significant step forward in our food distribution efforts and something we have dreamed about for a long time. The kitchen will allow us to significantly increase our capacity to help those people who really need it most. Moreover it will allows us to further our efforts to minimise the impact on the environment, as plant-based food has significantly less carbon foot print. We have a great team of committed volunteers who are willing and able to take our cooking to the next level. ”

The cost of the project is £72,000.

We have collected £11,000 so far. 

Please help us build this kitchen by donating generously! Your contribution will help thousands of people and in a way which demonstrates environmentally sound principles. 

 

Visit 'FOOD FOR SCOTLAND' project Facebook page

 

ISKCON Scotland, Registered Scottish Charity Number SC001127

07726688778

Karuna Bhavan, Bankhouse Road, Lesmahagow, Lanark ML11 0ES, UK

©2020 ISKCON Scotland.

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