Does anyone have any first hand information about this group? http://www.ffl.org/ They give free Vegetarian Food to starving people. They are a religious organisation (Hare Krishna). I usually a prefer to donate to non-secular places, but really, is it any different from donating to the Salvation Army, a Christian organisation? They've given me food in the past, and required no religious conversions or lectures or anything.
this looks like a great organization... they seem like they really care about the people that they are trying to help, and i think it's admirable that they are using fresh, organic foods and getting involved firsthand.
Originally Posted by Food For Life webpage
In some areas of the world, Food for Life meals begin right from the seedling stage, where members grow organic vegetables and grains to be used in Food for Life kitchens. "Our hope is to develop all our Food for Life services into self-sufficient, organic food-relief programs," said Priyavrata Das, "where our clients will benefit... from the higher quality food produced..."
it sounds like they are extending their religious brand of caring and concern to others without being preachy or demanding. and they have a good balance between respecting human rights and animal rights.
if i was going to donate to a "religious" organization, i would choose one more like this, whose goals aren't to convert people as much to promote awareness of the way our eating habits affect ourselves, others and the planet.
just my 2 cents!
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