About ISKCON Food Relief Foundation
IFRF Ujjain is working to ensure that no child at school goes hungry. This is an effort to encourage children to attend school, and decrease the incidence of child labour. The project is progressing in leaps and bounds due to the vision and dedication of some wonderful people.
Mid day Meal is a strategic program to liberate the underprivileged children from scourge of hunger and malnutrition, this program is being implemented by ISKCON Food Relief Foundation in selected cities of Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, West Bengal, Jharkhand, New Delhi, Uttarakhand, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu.
Children should not go hungry. This is the simple conviction of a truly humane and cultured civilisation, and a prerequisite for a prosperous nation.
ISKCON Food Relief Foundation (IFRF) is the largest organisation of its kind in India. Since 1 July 2007, IFRF in collaboration with the Madhya Pradesh government, have been providing a hot, nutritionally balanced meal to more than 25 000 children attending government primary schools in Ujjain. The food is freshly prepared and distributed by ISKCON to 175 schools. Depending on the length of their school day, schools receive one or two full meals.
IFRF Ujjain owns an awesome facility, custom designed for this project, where sixty inspired men, by 1.30am every morning, Monday through Saturday, begin their extraordinary humanitarian offering to 25,000 little children.
The meal is prepared with the utmost care and attention, albeit in industrial quantities. Every effort is made to ensure that the children receive a plate of food that is nutritious, tasty and of sufficient amount to satisfy their hunger.