As you might know, Govindas restaurants in Brisbane are part of the not-for-profit organization Hare Krishna Food for Life Inc., an Australia-wide charity organization.
Our three Brisbane Govinda’s restaurants prepare weekly more than 300 fresh and cruelty-free meals which are donated to three local charities: Ozcare, Ozharvest and Quihn.
With the help of these three organizations, the meals are then distributed throughout Brisbane to the disadvantaged.
Each meal means a great deal
For every meal you purchase at any of the Govindas restaurants, a percentage goes towards financing the 300 weekly meals given out for free.[box_green][one_half_first]
If you would like to get involved or help us improve our service in any way, please contact us .
If you would like to make a donation towards this program you can approach any of our friendly staff, or make a direct deposit into the Govindas Food For Life account:[/one_half_first]
…or send a check to:
32 Jennifer St, Seventeen Mile Rocks, 4073 Qld
According to the information of Quihn charity, the Govinda’s restaurant has augmented the meals handed over to them from 6753 in 2011 to 7608 in 2012. That’s almost a thousand meals more than the year before, and means an increase of 12.5%.
Approximately 15 out of one hundred meals prepared at the Govinda’s city restaurant are given for free to charities who supply them to the disadvantaged. In other words, Out of the price of 13$ per feast meal eaten at the restaurant, almost 2$ per meal are invested in helping others.
The meals are frozen by Quihn charity which have their location near Fortitude Valley in New Farm, and can then be picked up for free by anyone Monday to Saturday between 8.30 a.m. and 5 p.m. The meals can either be taken home or be heated up in the same place. Quihn charity has informed Govinda’s that the people in need highly appreciate the food served to them.
Govinda’s city restaurant which has been serving the public in the same place since 24 years, has also recently finished renovation works to make our restaurant hall more comfortable, and changed management last year.
We congratulate the new crew for their auspicious start and wish them a bright future.
The program started in 2008 when manager Harinam Charan das started daily to hand over meals to Ozcare Charity Mondays to Saturdays, without fail. The restaurant has grown a lot in pupularity over the last half decade and become even a place of pilgrimage for Vegetarians and Vegans of the South-West Brisbane area. In the same way Govinda’s West End has become a welcome supplier of special vegetarian meals to disadvantaged people in need.
As Geoff Roberts writes in his letter of appreciation: “The benefits are that we can supply nutritious meals to clients with religious or special dietary requirements.”
Govinda’s West End has not just become a simple restaurant for those who are on a special vegetarian diet. It actually has become an Oasis for those who look out for a healthier and environment friendlier lifestyle, beyond colour or creed, richess and poverty.
Thank you Harinam Charan Das for your constant and heartily dedicated service.