During one of his many visits to Melbourne in the 70s, Srila Prabhupada famously said “Let every hungry man in Melbourne come and eat.” Since that time, Melbourne Food for Life volunteers have expanded on that mission in many ways distributing vegan and vegetarian meals uninterrupted for over 40 years.
Current activities include daily distribution of around 5,500 meals per week from outlets in St. Kilda, Melbourne city centre (Crossways Restaurant), and mobile services in collaboration with local councils.
Crossways and the Food For Life Kitchen (FFLK) also regularly partner with other volunteer organisations in Melbourne, including Melbourne Community Kitchen (Recycled Food Network), Free Feed Street Kitchen, Father Bob Maguire Foundation, and The Big Issue.
FFLK also works in conjunction with social services to help provide food for the needy. At ISKCON Melbourne Temple in Albert Park, free meals are served 3 times daily to a variety of recipients. This happens 7 days a week.
The Food For Life Kitchen upgrade will improve the efficiency and functionality of the kitchen. This will increase the scope and range of our local food for life programs.