Annadan(अन्नदान) or gift of food has been recommended as a means of charity since ancient times. Shree Shirdi Sai Baba also said , “Sitting in this masjid (dwarkamayee) I shall never speak untruth. Take pity on me like this: first give bread to the hungry and eat yourself. Note this well.” (Shri Sai Satcharita).
“By feeding the poor, taking them to be forms of God, without caring for the fruits of your actions you can gather the merit of feeding a thousand brahmins. Also, you can feed just one saint. A saint is one with the whole world. Hence feeding a saint means feeding the world.” (talks of Shri Upasani Maharaj, the loftiest creation of Shri Sainath). Once the saint has left his or her body one can still feed the saint by feeding the assembled devotees at the saints’ ashram or temple.
Shri Sainath also further said, “Know for certain that he who feeds the hungry, really serves Me with food. Regard this as an axiom truth”. (Shri Sai Satcharita). Keeping that tradition alive, Saibaba.org will be performing monthly Annadan service to the needy at various venues during each month.