Food for Life Global: Who They Are and What They Do

Food for Life Global (FFLG) is an international hunger relief organization with a network of 240 international affiliate projects scattered around 60 countries dedicated to serving about 2 million vegan meals daily. 

Food for Life Global: Who They Are and What They Do

As the world's largest plant-based food relief organization, Food for Life Global has served more than 7 billion free food to different parts of the world, especially in economically disadvantaged areas. The reason is that FFLG understands that undernutrition and hunger are interrelated with extreme poverty and the inability to access sufficient, available, nutritious food. 

Food for Life Global is a humanitarian organization focused on taking decisive actions against hunger and its effects. Besides saving the lives of children from acute malnutrition, we also advocate for schooling, plant-based nutrition, and eco-farming. 

Each year, we experience different humanitarian emergencies resulting from natural disasters or conflict with its devastating effects on millions of people, leaving them unable to fulfill their basic needs. The poorest countries are often vulnerable to these emergencies, which come with varying degrees of effect. 

Most natural disasters destroy people's assets, planted crops, and infrastructure. They also cut off the affected people's access to markets, healthcare, and water. Food for Life Global is heavily invested in helping people in disaster-prone areas and conflict-riddled countries access relief materials, especially healthily prepared meals. 

With a high focus on ending child hunger globally, Food for Life works with several nations’ governments to implement daily feeding for school children as a way of preventing undernutrition and improving child survival.

Food for Life Global: Who They Are and What They Do

While trying to end child hunger, we are also committed to ensuring pregnant women and nursing mothers are part of the program. By providing access to healthy and nutritious meals and advocating for plant-based nutrition, these women can afford to raise healthy children. 

From refugee camps and overcrowded urban slums to isolated rural communities, Food for Life Global works to prevent hunger and malnutrition in over 60 countries. 

With nearly 60 years of fighting world hunger, Food for Life Global has amassed enough operational experience through working in countries with high hunger burdens and teaching plant-based nutritional food to enable the recipients to eat right and stay healthy.

Thus, Food for Life Global has made it its mission to tackle the root cause of social issues and hunger by teaching equality of life through its distribution of lovingly and carefully prepared plant-based meals.

Besides our plant-based nutrition advocacy and commitment to ending world hunger through serving hot, nutritious meals every day, we are also committed to animal care and animal rescue advocacy.

Food for Life Project's Background

Food for Life Global thrives on the Vedic hospitality culture focused on the distribution of pure plant-based meals. Founded in 1974, Food for Life has liberally distributed plant-based meals locally referred to as prasadam worldwide to create peace and prosperity. 

The FFLG office handles the promotion, coordination, and expansion of prasadam distribution in over 60 countries. As a project that began in the early '70s in India after Swami Prabhupada ISKCON's founder entreated his yoga students to feed the hungry with the injunction that no one within the temple's ten-mile should go hungry, FFL has expanded to a premier international hunger relief organization.

Presently, Food for Life Global, through its numerous volunteers, serves about 2 million free pure plant-based meals daily to disaster areas and schools from their mobile vans. FFLG is currently the largest food relief organization globally, even bigger than the UN World Food Programme. 

FFLG volunteers are scattered all over the world and come from different parts of the globe. Food for Life and its international affiliate networks are non-discriminating and non-sectarian. Thus, everyone can be a part of our community projects and join the fight against world hunger.