MEET OUR VOLUNTEERS
We come together from different parts of the globe to help the poor and needy of India with food, blankets and warm clothes for the winter months, and cool clothing and shoes for the children during the burning hot summers.
Pintu, in India, oversees the management of food kits and other items with two helpers, Gopal and Satpal, both of whom have been helping Pintu since BFP began in early 2020. They help him organize and prepare food kits for delivery and assist with the distribution of food, clothing, and supplies to the beautiful families waiting excitedly for their arrival.
It's important to make sure everyone gets what they need, especially the large families who may need more. Pintu, Gopal, and Satpal strive to get to know the families they serve and what they need. They take extra time with as many people in the villages as they can, chatting and visiting, and passing out cookies to all the children.
Satpal is a gardener at a local school.
He lives in a village 20km from Pintu's.
Pintu, Gopal and Satpal ready for a food kit dropoff day.
Gopal works as a school cleaner.
He is from Pintu's village.
Jess, a New Zealand native, is one of our friendly volunteers here at Baba's Feed Project. She helps support the team with social media and general administrative assistance. Having spent many years traveling and training in Northern India, she is incredibly passionate about the country and its people. She wants to give back to a country that has given her so much.
With her natural love for helping others, Jess runs her own Sound Healing practice in New Zealand.
Lance Velasco works as Lauren's assistant. He helps with packing and shipping items that people buy from Baba's shop. He's also available for any other tasks Lauren needs help with. And you can see him modeling shirts and other items available in Baba's shop.
Ganga Das is a Sanyasi in the Ramanandi Sampradaya. He currently travels, giving dharma talks and hosting events, throughout the country. He is a simple guy, that has been blessed from the Grace of his Guru. The highlight of his month, he said, is writing for our newsletter. He is thrilled to be able to aid and assist in carrying Baba’s message of “serve everyone”.
Hanuman Dass is a spiritual seeker and teacher of Mindfulness with a focus on our compassion. He is also the host of The Hanuman Healing Hour Podcast. He believes that he has overcome a good deal of suffering only by the Grace of the Guru. And wishes to pass on his insight and journey in hopes that it may be helpful in aiding human to realizing our divinity and complete oneness.
Hanuman Das Dharma is a Maharaji devotee, follower of Christ, and rigorous practitioner of Theravada Buddhism, as well as karma and bhakti yogas. After a life spent as an athiest in the throws of drug addiction, chasing money and power through both legal and illegal means, Dharma began having profound personal encounters with Maharaji while serving time in state prison for drug trafficking and turned the rest of his life over to Maharaji's care and the cause of service.
Dharma now teaches Buddhism and other spiritual traditions full-time at a large inpatient drug and alcohol rehab, and privately one-on-one, and recently completed a masters of theology in interfaith studies and was ordained an interfaith minister. His passion involves the intersection of radical liberatory political thought and spirituality, how the two work with and support each other to create a happier, freer and more just world, and the importance of reclaiming religion from those who would use it to promote division and inflict harm. He is frequently sought out as an influential voice in the movement to reintroduce a heart-centered approach to revolutionary struggle.