Every month the Bhaktivedanta Ashram feeds over 6,000 needy children in the drought and flood afflicted areas of Orissa and Andhra Pradesh, which comprise some of the poorest regions of India. Below you can find some recent reports of our activities, or if you click the picture above you can be taken to our picture gallery.

Five Years of Food Distribution in Andhra Pradesh by the Bhaktivedanta Ashram

Gedduru Village

It has been 5 years since we started the foodrelief program in Andhra Pradesh (September 2009 to December 2014). In these five years a total of 435,000 plates of spiritual food have been distributed in Andhra Pradesh by devotees of the Bhaktivedanta Ashram, mostly in the Vizianagaram district.

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Food Distribution in Potnuru Village School, Andhra Pradesh

We would like to share some photos and video clips from some of the recent food distribution programs conducted by our Ashram in Andhra Pradresh. This set of photos is from one of our school programs at Potnuru village, in Vishakapatnam district of Andhra Pradesh.

Potnuru is an ancient historical village in Padmanabham Mandalam. It is said that Sri Krishna Deva Raya, the emperor of the Vijayanagar kingdom, visited this place long ago and a memorial is there in the village to remind us of the royal visit.

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Food Distribution in Pandirivalasa Village, Andhra Pradesh

We would like to share some photos and video clips from some of the recent food distribution programs conducted by our Ashram in Andhra Pradresh. This set of photos is from Pandirivalasa village, in Vishakapatnam district of Andhra Pradesh.

Pandirivalasa village is a tribal (adivasi) hamlet located near the tourist hillstation of Anantagiri. This village is located very remotely, near the mountains and forests, away from any town or modern facilities. The nearest small town is 20 kilometers away. The surrounding area is a beautiful and natural place, with lots of mountains, forests, waterfalls and so on.

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Update on Food Relief Programs in Andhra Pradesh

We would like to give you a small update on the food relief activities being run from our Ashram in Andhra Pradesh. We initially launched the food relief activities in Andhra Pradesh one and a half years ago, and since then we have been able to distribute spiritual food to over 150,000 people in the districts of Vizianagaram and Vishakapatnam. The devotees have been cooking and distributing food 15 to 20 days each month without fail, feeding 500 to 700 people each day.

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