[PADA: This is the world's largest "feeding of children" program. People are very favorable to this scheme, and we are glad its out there giving Krishna a good name. As one senior devotee told PADA recently, its about time Krishna is getting some favorable PR (Public Relations) mentioned in the press media, after the GBC has created one public media scandal after another in the name of Krishna.
This is a good start. Bravo.
Of course how did you guess, Jayapataka, Radhanath and their GBC gurus have been spending apparently over $20,000,000 suing the devotees running this program, so they can shut it down. Yep, as soon as someone is giving Krishna a good name, then the GBC gurus want to have that shut down.
Of course, if one wants to advertise gay marriage and other deviations in the name of Krishna, then the GBC will give one a licence to use the name of ISKCON for that purpose. Jayadvaita swami calls this feeding the children program "food for death" -- but then again he also says acharyas are often debauchees, since he really does not understand anything spiritual. The good news is that this program is a success and its working to give Krishna a good name, and its offering genuine help to those who need it, its a win / win situation. And if you ask the children who are being benefitted, they would agree. ys pd]