Nithya Thadiyaradhana (Annadanam)
Donating towards serving free food to people is a very pious and righteous practice. That is why, it is commonly practiced in many places widely around the world. Our swamiji followed the footsteps of Sri Pedda Jeeyar Swamiji and other great acharyas in this activity as well. Badarikasram, Sri Rangam, Melkote, Badrachalam are exemplary centers of serving food (annadaanam) daily to people. We would like our asram in India be able to provide this service in the best way possible. Jeeyar Integrated Vedic Academy (JIVA) organizers are looking to enhance the existing provision and construct a hall that can serve this purpose. 21,600 sq ft dining hall in a well designed state of the art facility with stainless steal seating arrangement and the cooking furnace, utensils, trolleys etc also in stainless steal for easy and clean maintenance.
Here is a sample breakdown of the cost involved in providing free food
Feed 100 people for one day: $100
Salaries to support cooks $100
Provide dairy for 100 people: $ 25
Drinking water for 10 people: $5
Provide Groceries: $50