Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) January 10, 2008
The Prem Rawat Foundation (TPRF) has made a grant to the Houston Food Bank (HFB) to provide more than 80,000 meals this coming year, and nutritional training to poor at-risk youngsters who take part in the food bank's Kids Café program. This is TPRF's second collaboration with HFB. They first worked together to bring food and shelter to people displaced by Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
HFB operates six Kids Cafés that serve over 7,000 meals and snacks each month to Houston area youths aged 8-18. In line with one of HFB's fundamental objectives to address hunger as both a cause and symptom of poverty, Kids Café is designed to prepare participating children to make healthy food choices on their own. Organizers enlist the help of volunteer chefs and nutrition professionals to offer hands-on, kid-friendly activities in addition to serving balanced meals. Three to four times a month, the Kids Café agenda includes courses covering nutrition, food safety and fitness.
HFB is the fifth largest food bank in the United States and a member of America's Second Harvest (A2H) --The Nation's Food Bank Network. Kids Cafés are part of a broader HFB thrust that involves the distribution of more than 35 million pounds of food annually through 400 hunger-relief agencies in Houston and southeast Texas. These member agencies include food pantries, shelters for the homeless, safe havens for battered women, and nutrition centers for children and the elderly. About 80,000 people are served each week throughout an 18-county service area. Every dollar donated to the food bank is converted into $8 worth of food -- enough to feed a family of four.
The Prem Rawat Foundation advances the internationally acclaimed message of peace made available by Prem Rawat, known also as Maharaji. In addition, it helps provide the necessities of life for people most in need. The Foundation often partners with other humanitarian organizations to bring food, water and disaster relief rapidly where it is most required.
To learn more about Prem Rawat, his message of peace and humanitarian initiatives: The Prem Rawat Foundation
Source: The Prem Rawat Foundation, 310-392-5700