Annadanam Samam Danam Trilokeshu Na Vidhathe
This famous from Vedas, means Annadanam(offering food) is supreme and incomparable to any charity. Food is the basic requirement for all humans. Thus according to Vedas, the one who does annadanam to devotees, attains heaven (Punya Loka) in this Universe (Brahmanda) itself. In this whole universe, the creation and its progression depends on food. Hence giving food to the devotees is more than attaining heaven.
Gaja turaga Sahasram Gokulam koti danam
Donating 1000 elephants & horses, donating 10 million cows, donating any number of vessels of silver and gold, donating the entire land till sea, offering the entire services of the clan, helping in the marriage of 10 million women, all this is never ever equal to Annadanam-feeding the hungry and needy.
The temple administration of Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams being the custodian of world famous temple of Lord Venakteswara strongly believes that "Service to Humanity is Service to Divinity". It took up the noble task of feeding millions and millions of pilgrims who throng the temple of Tirumala across the world, every day on free of cost.
On an average, in a year not less than two crore pilgrims are being served with free food, beverages, snacks etc. in the name of 'Annaprasadams' in Matrusri Tarigonda Vengamamba Annaprasadam Complex, waiting queue lines and compartments in VQC-I & II, Foot path routes in Tirumala and also in Tirupati and Tiruchanur.