“Krishna Lunch for Healthcare Heroes” Launches in Gainesville, Florida
University of Florida Students Attend “Bhakti Academy”
Called “Krishna Lunch for Healthcare Heroes,” the program was formally launched on April 2, 2020 (Rama Navami). A number of congregational members promptly stepped up to offer much needed financial support to get the new program off the ground.
More to Krishnas than Vegetarian Lunch
ISKCON’s Krishna House in Gainesville, Florida—just across the street from the University of Florida (UF), one of the biggest universities in the United States—kicked off the third successful year of its “Bhakti Academy” this month.
Hundreds of students find their way to the Plaza of the Americas every weekday to eat a $4 vegetarian meal served by the Hare Krishnas.
Some are interested enough to pick up a book off the self-service rack. A few attend classes on yoga or meditation at the Hare Krishna House on Northwest 14th Street.
Krishna Lunch Program Extends Hiatus During Measles Outbreak
The Hare Krishna Student Center, best known for running the University of Florida’s popular “Krishna Lunch" program for the past 36 years, is working with university officials and the Alachua County Health Department to contain an outbreak of measles in the area, home to the largest community of Hare Krishna devotees in the West.