I am the source of all spiritual and material worlds. Everything comes from Me. The wise who perfectly know this engage in My devotional service and worship Me with all their hearts.
Thus the devotee, out of a sense of duty, gratitude and love, first offers all his food to Krishna . Although God is independent and in no way needs such offerings, our desire to serve Him is natural, like the natural wish of a mature child to serve the parents who have provided for him all his life. Srila Prabhupada says, “ the devotees of the Lord, who are in Krishna Consciousness, offer food to Krishna and then eat, a process, which nourishes the body spiritually. By such action not only are past sinful reactions in the body vanquished, but the body becomes immunized to all contamination of material nature. When there is an epidemic disease, an antiseptic vaccine protects a person from the attack of such an epidemic. Similarly, food offered to Lord Krishna and then taken by us makes us sufficiently resistant to material affection, and one who is accustomed to this practice is called a devotee of the Lord.”
ISKCON, Tirupati on January 1 st 2004 inaugurated this program “KRISHNA PRASADAM FOR EVERY ONE ” giving out the mercy of the Lord in the form of Prasadam to the thousands of pilgrims visit the temple. Devotees personally prepare kichidi (pongal) everyday, and feed up to 5000 people daily. Devotees are planning to expand this program slowly, to go out and cover poverty-stricken areas and mid day meals in poor rural schools.