Friday Program at Krishna House
214 N.W. 14th Street
7:00 pm - Mantra Meditation
7:20 pm - Ice Breaking Session
7:30 pm - A Talk on Tonight’s Topic
8:15 pm - Feast For Attendees
Every day, our goal at Krishna Lunch is to distribute as much karma-free food as possible, without wasting a scrap, both with service on campus and daily deliveries to homeless shelters in Gainesville. To help people avoid tossing out excess food they don't want, we usually serve modest first portions to guests coming through the Krishna Lunch line so they can taste everything and decide which dishes they want for second servings. However, if you are familiar with the Krishna Lunch dishes and know what you want, please just ask your server for more the first time through. On rare occasions on very busy days toward the end of the lunch, we might run low on a dish. Otherwise, at any time we'll gladly give you as much of anything as you want. Just ask your server. Thank you for your understanding and for helping us avoid waste.
Thursday, September 17, 2015, is the 50th anniversary of the arrival in America of Hare Krishna founder Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. Srila Prabhupada, who had never been out of India before his voyage to America on a cargo ship, was 70 years old and without friends or financial support in America when he arrived. Before passing away eleven years later, he traveled extensively, including a stop in Gainesville, inspiring bhakti-yoga temples and programs such as Krishna Lunch throughout the world.
In honor of the occasion, some friends of Krishna Lunch have cooked over 1000 puris, a savory Indian bread, to compliment the Thursday Krishna Lunch menu. Please help us enjoy them!
Looking for the best place to volunteer? Want to eat Krishna Lunch for free? Come serve Krishna Lunch with us at the Plaza of the Americas! Volunteering at Krishna Lunch is a great way to meet new people and earn a few community service hours. Krishna Lunch has been providing healthy vegetarian meals to students on campus for over 40 years, and owes a lot of it's success to so many amazing people that come out and volunteer. It does not matter whether you have 3 hours or 30 minutes between classes, we have a service for you. In exchange for your time, we promise to give you all the Krishna Lunch you can eat for FREE!
For more information about volunteering CLICK HERE
Krishna Lunch will resume Monday, August 24, from 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM on the Plaza of the Americas. We serve pure vegetarian karma-free food every day classes are in session at the University of Florida. After 45 years and tens of thousands of Gators served, Krishna Lunch has become a beloved tradition at the University and has contributed to making UF one of the most veggie-friendly campuses in America.
Each day's menu includes a main dish, side dish, salad, drink and dessert. There is always a full vegan option, and you can eat as much as you like. It's a great place to meet friends, breath some fresh air and enjoy a healthy, tasty, eco-friendly meal.
Krishna Lunch also feeds about 25,000 meals each year to the homeless in Alachua County.
Krishna Lunch comes from the Krishna House, a long-established bhakti-yoga ashram located at 214 NW 14th Street, about three blocks northeast of the main library. Krishna House offers a variety of classes, including morning meditations (6:00 and 7:30 AM weekdays), evening classes (6:30 PM, including yoga, Bhagavad-gita, and other yoga texts) and loads of special events.
Watch this website for Krishna House announcements, Krishna Lunch menu updates and community news. For more information call 352 222 2886 or 336-4183. We are here to help you have a great semester!