Fifteen years ago, at a Hare Krishna temple in Bangalore, India, worshipers noticed that children often came to eat the meals that the temple customarily served at the end of religious services. The kids should have been in school. But for them, as for millions of other Indian children, getting enough food was a more pressing priority than getting an education. Instead of giving out meals at the temple, some of the worshipers started bringing food to a nearby school. The kids who had been...

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