The Krishna CARES program delivers around 200+ lunches weekly to those in need!

Since 1971, Krishna Lunch has provided healthy vegan/vegetarian meals to the Gainesville/UF community. To do our part in the community we at Krishna Lunch regularly deliver meals to those in need, be they homeless, victims of domestic abuse, single mothers struggling, those unable to cook for themselves, families at Ronald McDonald House who have kids at UF Shands Hospital – and many more people who really appreciate not just a nice meal but also knowing someone cares about them. Everywhere we go the meals are warmly welcomed. At the start of the pandemic, we asked ourselves how we can continue to support our local community and keep everyone’s morale high. We started Krishna Lunch for Healthcare Heroes, distributing meals to our frontline workers at the local hospitals and clinics. From there, Krishna CARES officially evolved, getting Krishna Lunch to those in need. Please help us and share Krishna’s love to everyone through Krishna CARES – our community meal distribution efforts.

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With your help we will provide even more free meals to those in need!
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Gratitude for Our Efforts

THANK YOU for your generous support of food to our Emergency Departments at UF Health.  It’s kind of your teams to think of our teams during these unprecedented times.

Heather, UF Health

Thank you so much! I’ve been in Gainesville for 30 years and I used to eat Krishna food on the Plaza very often in the early 90s. It was so great to be reminded of that and to eat delicious, nutritious food.

John, UF Health
The employees of SIMEDHealth sincerely thank you for your delicious offering of meals for our healthcare heroes! It’s kindness from members of our community like you that give us strength. 💗

Kristin, SIMED Health

Hi! I would just like to say thank you for dropping off lunch/dinner to the ER staff at Shands. We really appreciate it!!

Nikki, Shands ER

On behalf of my coworkers at Malcolm Randall VA Medical Center I’d like to thank Krishna Lunch for coming earlier this week and providing us with delicious to go boxes! Those of us who scored a box were the envy of our fellow coworkers! I gave my box to one of the nurses who was so excited to get it. Brought back great memories of the amazing lunches she enjoyed as a student at UF! Thanks guys! 🇺🇸 🏥🥗🍱😁🥰

Rachel Lalita Rocke, Nurse, Malcolm Randall VA Center

Thank you to our sponsors!

Thank you Florida Blue for a generous grant of $2000 for our Krishna Cares program that feeds those in need, elderly disabled or just about anyone who could use a meal! Your grant made a big difference in the lives of many

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Please note that below are recommended donations. All custom amounts are welcomed.

All Donations are Completely Tax Deductible.

2023-2024 Thank You to donors!

Thanks to generous contributions like yours during the pandemic we have been able to deliver more than 100 Krishna Lunches daily to:

Shands Main ER,

Shands General & Trauma ICU,

Pediatric ER and ICU,

North Regional Florida ICU,

North Regional Florida ER, and several other units,

SIMED Urgent Care,

Malcom Randall VA Medical Center and ER (US Department of Veteran Affairs),

UF Springhill Health Center and ER

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR DONORS

Dr. Dinesh Shah ($8,668), Gopikrishnan Rajaram ($2,500), Loka Devi Dasi ($2,000), Bhismadeva Dasa ($1,228.50), Bapiraju Muthyala ($1,130), Guru Gauranga Das ($1,000), Govinda Syer ($1,000), Aditi Tripathi ($750), Rasaraj and Sucitra Wygmans ($527.30), Prateek Thakyal ($501), Suhag A. Shukla ($500), Daksha Shah ($500), Acyuta Madhava Das ($500), Ananta Vallabha Das ($500), Ankush Bhatia ($500), Nimish Jindal ($500), Pradeep Rajan ($500), Frank A. Orlando ($301), Fulvati Shah ($260), Prabir Banik ($251), Prerak Shah ($250), Bijal Mehta ($250), Radha and Ramai Gaasbeek ($250), Vaisnava Das ($250), Atul Kapoor ($250), Charles Lucas ($250), Barbara N Landay Ttee ($250), Dr. Chandrakant J Dave ($200), Sonya Pearson ($200), Chhaya B Nanawati ($200), Lovelesh Chawla ($200), Nitin Puri ($150), Bhavani Sankar ($130), Bhupendra Shah ($130), Ashok Kumar ($130), Atul & Hemangini Shah ($130), Pradeep Kumar ($130), Vijay and Vandana Sheth ($130), Neeta Someshwar ($130), Amrita Ford ($130), Abhinav Kurumaddali ($116), Naveen Gupta ($108), Rasamrita Devi & Kunja Bihari Mody ($108), LaVeryl Brown ($104), Nitai Prasad Sahoo ($104), Mayuri Mahajan ($101.13), Narasimhan Ramachandran ($101), Steven McCoy ($100), Rama Krishnan ($100), Anjaneya and Pramila Setty ($100), Usha and Dinesh Taneja ($100), The McGaughran Charitable Gift Fund ($100), Sharon Byun ($100), Pavan Kumar ($100), Jai Sri Krishna Das And Family ($100), Jolanta Pokhrel ($100), Nirbhay and Natasha ($100), Kristine McCoy ($100), Audrey Sommer ($100), Andrew ($100), Ganapati Swami ($60), Shakuntala Jacques ($53), Viren Shah ($52), Prabha Trivedi ($52), Tarunkumar Sharma ($52), Arianna Sherman ($52), Nimish Kochhar ($52), Haripriya Griesser ($52), Syamala Priya Dasi ($52), Kristin Roberts ($52), Kunti Salazar ($52), Robert Wilson ($50), Eric Parker ($50), Josh Knox ($50), Manish Puri ($50), Joe Bostock ($50), Amrita Mann ($41), The Henderson/(Atma) Children ($35), Rahul Sengupta ($33), Danielle Masse ($33), Daniel Talham ($27.50), Sharda Mehta ($27.50), Jigar Trivedi ($27.50), ASHISH AGGARWAL ($27.50), Karen Rowell ($27.50), Sara Sanchez ($27.50), Ginene Griggs ($27.50), Robert Wilford ($27.50), Rima Sanyal ($27.50), Benjamin Derrick ($27.50), William Murray ($27.50), Enid Sacasa ($25), Emily Tessel ($25), Hera Cole ($25), Mandie Howard ($25), Lila Vana Grenham ($25), Ray & Anne Goldwire ($25), Darshan Patel ($25), Soumitra Majhi ($23.45), Yulia Mololkina ($22), Linda Nguyen ($20), Judith Campbell ($20), Shyamala Kishori Dasi ($20), Lakesha Hills ($20), Jeff Janock ($18), Adithya Gopinath ($17), Michael Sainato ($16), Rachel Melinda Maxwell ($15), Aika Murase ($13.75), Hayley Mathis ($11), Sonia Chopra ($11), Sutonuka Bhar ($11), Hilary Mathis ($11), Sagar Kumar ($10), Elizabeth Zabowski ($9), Danielle Espino ($8.25), Srinath Gopinath ($6.50), Dylan Heck ($6.50), Sarah Klein ($5.50), Teenamarie Perez ($5.50), Lynn Debusk ($5.50), Nelson Arencibia ($5.50), Andrea Chavez ($5.50), Nimai Griffith ($5.50), Koertni Adams ($5.50), Krisztina Danka ($5.50), Fay Daltas ($5.50), Sophia Perez ($5.50), Walker ($5), Anastaziia Clark ($5), Matthew Daley ($4), Derlis Leyva ($3), Hayley Curilla ($3), Ashley Flattery ($3), Lauren King ($2.75), Kirbie McCullough ($2.75), Dante Leventini ($2.75), Nina Solomon ($2.75), Alwin Hopf ($2.75), Abby Gracy ($2), Manuel DelRio ($2), Loic Robertson ($2), Samantha Pertsas ($1), Kathy Dushlek ($1), Mathew Daley ($1), Debra Lewis ($1), Hayley Smith ($1), Robert Van Voris ($1), Tessa Smith ($1), Abigail Gracy ($1), Fatima Shaerzadeh ($1), Maria Valdivia ($1), Manuel Rio ($1), John Yao ($1), Gabrielle Foursa ($1), Kaylee Kaestle ($1), Sharon Day ($1), M Zabowski ($1), Chase Dagny Werther ($1), Cory Devlin ($1), Deanna Daniels ($1), Emily Steinslofer ($1), Asa Cooley ($1) .

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