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Food for Life Global Distributes Veg Food in Haiti

International Vegetarian Union | 03/01/10

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One group which has stepped up to the task and stands out in the area of food relief is Food for Life Global (FFLG) - the emergency coordination division and Headquarters for Food for Life, the world's largest vegan food relief organization. Food For Life started in 1974 when an acclaimed elderly Indian guru, Swami Prabhupada, implored to his Yoga students to never let anyone within a 10 mile range of his ashram go hungry.

Food for Life is now active in over 50 countries and serves over 1,500,000 healthy vegan meals a day. Due to their diligence in South Africa, they have gotten acclaim from Nelson Mandela and have been written up in the press all over the world. Though the organization is worldwide, the main headquarters is based in Potomac, Maryland.

Food for Life is now working in Haiti in conjunction with larger organizations such as the Red Cross, Care, and they have partnered with the Indian military to provide a safe base to distribute vegan meals in Port-au-Prince. Food, supplies and transportation costs are high and Food for Life Global is really asking for help. International director Paul Turner states: "Your donations are still crucial at this stage of the development, and we sincerely thank all who have already come forward to support us- Please continue to give whatever you can and remember: Food For Life can serve more than 100 meals in a crisis like this for as little as $25, So your dollars will go a long way."

More details at: http://haiti.ffl.org



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