Food Aid

Sharing the food we receive through our temples with our pilgrims, the wider community and the world has always been a core aspect of our work at Skanda Vale.

Every year, numerous pilgrims visit our temples and present offerings of food and various items as part of their pilgrimage. These offerings sustain both the resident community and the visiting pilgrims at Skanda Vale. We also share surplus food with organizations throughout the UK and beyond, through our established partnerships.

Distributing rice as food aid
Aid workers smiling and waving with African villagers distributing food aid from Skanda Vale Ashram in the UK
Philippines food aid

Work with us

We work with many different kinds of organisations, as well as individuals, to distribute food to those in need. If you would like to find out more about working with us, please don’t hesitate to ask.
We engage with every individual or charity to work out an alignment of values and practical logistics. However, it’s important to note that we typically cannot arrange transport, so charities must organize collections from Skanda Vale.

Our partners

Here are some of the organisations we partner with:


What we offer

We are much more able to give food during our busy season, which is generally from April to October.

Most of the food we give out are dry non-perishables, especially rice, flour, lentils, tea and spices.

We might also, at different times, be able to offer oil, sugar, vegetables (particularly onions and potatoes) and even fruit, though availability varies.

our warehouse

In 2012, we redeveloped our warehouse, giving us space to store surplus food from local supermarkets for redistribution.

We plan to develop the facility even further over the next two years to increase our capacity and include a cold storage area.

Get in touch

If you’re a charity or organisation interested in finding out more about how we could work together, please message us using the form below and we’ll be in touch.
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