The Process: Food for Life Nepal
Food for Life Nepal (FFLN) is a non-profit, non-religious, non-sectarian public charitable trust registered under the Government of Nepal (GoN) in 2015 AD.
Food For Life Nepal’s programs are based on the belief that one meal a day brings thousands of children to school.
History of Food for Life
The Food for Life project is a modern day revival of the ancient culture of hospitality. Since the beginning of recorded time, sharing of food has been a fundamental part of the civilized world. In Nepal, such hospitality was based on the understanding of the equality of all beings.
One day, while looking out of a window at Mayapur near Kolkata, His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada saw a group of children fighting with dogs over scraps of food. Deeply disturbed by the incident, he resolved to do something to ensure that no one within the ten-mile radius of the center would go hungry. This direction to his students inspired the birth of Food For Life. It is also the driving force behind all the milestones the organisation has achieved.
His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada (1896-1977) is widely regarded as the foremost Vedic scholar, translator and teacher of the modern era. Due to his instruction, the spark of inspiration ignited behind starting the Food for Life Nepal (FFLN) in 2015 to open a temporary kitchen in Budhanilkantha, Kathmandu, Nepal in order to provide mid-day meals for underprivileged students at local schools.
“No Child in Nepal shall be deprived of education because of hunger.”
To feed ‘Mid-Day Meal’ daily to 10,000 under-privileged children by the end of 2022 A.D.
THE KITCHEN TEAM
Beneficiaries – Targeted Children
Students enrolled in public, government-funded schools are more likely to come from households in lower income brackets, and these are the schools primarily targeted by this program. Students’ lack of healthy meals is often an indication of limited household finances and budgetary constraints.
The program caters to children between the ages of 6 and 16 at government- run schools, many of whom are from economically disadvantaged families.