Feeding project needs volunteers

2018-04-11 06:02

FOOD for Life Port Elizabeth, a food relief programme that distributes meals to the poorer areas of Nelson Mandela Bay, is in need of more volunteers to assist them as they prepare to expand their operations.

The programme has been steadily growing over the last few years and now feeds an estimated 500 people daily.

The areas covered by the programme include Greenbushes, Booysens Park, Katanga, Missionvale, Gelvandale, Helenvale, New Brighton and KwaZakhele.

They are now preparing to move to a bigger location and upgrade their kitchen.

As the need in the Port Elizabeth community increases, so does Food for Life’s need for supplies and volunteers.

“We plan to significantly expand the Food For Life feeding programme and urgently and humbly request volunteers to come forward for training,” said Nilacala Chandra Das of the Hare Krishna movement.

They are also preparing for the local showing of the Hare Krishna!The Mantra, the Movement and the Swami who started it all film.

The documentary is about the life of Srila Prabhupada, the 70-year-old Indian Swami who arrived in America without support or money in the turbulent 1960s. It explores how he ignited the worldwide cultural revolution of spiritual consciousness, known as the Hare Krishna movement.

The film will be shown at the Boardwalk for one day only on May 5 at 16:00.

A limited number of tickets at R100 are available from Nicky on 073 533 4196.

Anyone interested in volunteering, sponsoring or donating to assist Food for Life can contact Svetadvip Das on svetadvipdasgrs@gmail.com.

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