Donations are down from previous years. Please bring new, unopened, non-perishable food items to the Hollywood bookshop by Sunday, January 29, Swami Brahmananda’s puja.
The nuns, monks, devotees, members, and friends of the Vedanta Society of Southern California pay tribute to the memory of Swami Vivekananda by conducting an annual food drive. Non-perishable food items and personal hygiene items are collected and given to the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank. The Food Bank collects and distributes food and personal items to individuals and over 900 charitable organizations throughout Los Angeles County.
Suitable Offerings for the Food Bank
Most Needed Items:
This year we will also be working to assemble “hygiene kits”, prepare lunch bags, prepare cooked meals, etc. during different days throughout the year as part of our service to the Lord in human form in Southern California, with the help of People Assisting the Homeless (PATH).
You are invited to join us by contributing your time and effort during these offerings of “seva” or “service as worship”. Financial assistance is also welcome. Please contact Swami Mahayogananda or Jit Sarkar who are coordinating these services.