Food Dāna

Thank you for your wish to offer food to Empty Cloud. We rely on your generosity to feed the Sangha!

Please make your food offering in the following ways:

  1. Offer a meal to the monastic Sangha by emailing our food coordinator at food [at] (check our calendar below for available dates)
  2. Donate money towards food on and the residents will order wholesale from Lancaster Food Co-op.
  3. Order organic produce from the following retailers:
  4. Order from local restaurants to Empty Cloud:
  5. Pickup cooked food along the way and deliver it to the monastery yourself: (10min drive from monastery) (10 min drive from monastery) Vegetable Sandwich is organic and vegetarian)
  6. Come and cook a meal at Empty Cloud (this option is currently on hold until the pandemic is over).

DANA LIST – Items that are currently useful/needed (updated on 04/14/2021):


  • Organic Fruit & Veggies
  • Organic Fresh Basil
  • Organic Crystalized Ginger
  • Organic Ginger
  • Organic Instant Coffee
  • Organic Vegan Yogurt


Please make sure that all food items donated to the center are organic, as one of our resident monks is allergic to most pesticides and herbicides present in food made in the USA.