Feeding is considered to be one of the greatest merits in all cultures, especially in Hindu culture! Anna-daan (food given in charity) is called Maha-daan (greatest of all charities). “Nourish to Flourish” is an extremely magnanimous and noble project, envisioned by Swami Abhedananda, with a unique dream to make Chinmaya Mission South Africa into the “Annapoorna” (Divine Mother who feeds all) of South Africa in coming years!
Due to the glaring economic disparity in society, South Africa has countless families below poverty line, many of who cannot afford even two square meals a day! While some of us continue to enjoy comfortable and even luxurious lives, rolling in the cosiness of our homes, and maybe even wasting food as a sign of our opulence; there are innumerable people who do not know whether they would get a meal the following day or not.
The aim of Chinmaya Mission South Africa is to nourish and nurture all sections of the society: from food for the belly, love for the heart, and knowledge for the intellect!