Academia and think tanks

At Akshaya Patra, we believe in the power of collective action for social good. We have always strived to collaborate with various corporates and/or their philanthropic arms to implement and enhance the school feeding programme. These collaborations are on several fronts, including kitchen construction and operations, vehicle donations, knowledge sharing, etc.


In a recent philanthropic development, A.T.E. Chandra Foundation provided financial support to The Akshaya Patra Foundation to build a centralised kitchen in Jorhat, Assam. Around 50,000 children will be benefitted on daily basis through this project thereby increasing the programme coverage of Akshaya Patra in Assam. The Jorhat kitchen will be the biggest Akshaya Patra kitchen in the North-eastern region and it will also serve as a model kitchen to further accelerate Akshaya Patra’s expansion in the North-east.

A.T.E. Chandra Foundation anchors Archana and Amit Chandra’s philanthropy portfolio in the social sector across core verticals viz. ‘Education’, ‘Health’, ‘Water and Village Transformation’ and ‘Sector Capacity Building’.

CII Foundation

The CII Foundation undertakes a wide range of social development and charitable initiatives across India.


Akshaya Patra and the Infosys Foundation’s journey together began several years ago. During this time the Infosys Foundation has been a staunch supporter of Akshaya Patra’s work to end classroom hunger in India. Today N.R. Narayana Murthy, Founder of Infosys Limited, is on the Advisory Board of Akshaya Patra’s US chapter, while his wife Sudha Murty, Chairperson of the Infosys Foundation actively facilitates the organisation’s mid-day meal programme. By generously lending its voice to the programme, and providing constant expertise and financial support, the Infosys Foundation has been a driving force in taking Akshaya Patra’s mid-day meal programme to new heights. The Infosys Foundation, launched in 1996, operates as a not-for-profit organisation that works to create opportunity and an equitable society. The Foundation currently supports programmes across education, healthcare, rural development, arts and culture and destitute care.


Lions Clubs India pledged its support in its centennial year, to support Akshaya Patras mission of feeding 5 million children by 2020


Since inception in 2002, Naraindas Morbai Budhrani Trust is active in the field of social development through various initiatives across the country focusing poorest of poor of our society. Naraindas Morbai Budhrani Trust has been associated with The Akshaya Patra Foundation since February 2019. Their contribution has made a real difference to 5,000 children studying in Government and Government aided schools across Ahmedabad. “Committed to serve the poor and needy, Naraindas Morbai Budhrani Trust is happy  to partner Akshaya Patra in promoting education by eradicating classroom hunger in India.”


National Mineral Development Corporation (NMDC) has presented a cheque of Rs.26.32 lakhs to Mr. Vinay N Kumar, General Manager – Operations, Tornagallu and Mr. Chetan D, Manager – Operations of The Akshaya Patra Foundation, on 23 November 2012. The cheque was presented by Shri S.K. Verma, General Manager (Mines), NMDC Ltd, Donimali Iron Ore Mines. The amount contributed was the first of two instalments. The contribution is to be utilised towards the Mid-Day Meal programme run by Akshaya Patra under the aegis of Government of Karnataka. The sponsorship is with the purpose to feed 8000 children under Mid-Day Meal Scheme covering Government Schools in Sandur Taluk. NMDC has been a regular contributor to various developmental and other social upliftment works in partnership with Government of Karnataka.


We are very happy to present our partnership with the One World Foundation (OWF), Bulgaria. OWF has funded a year-round programme for mid-day meals for 620 school children in a school (ZPHS Nadupuru) in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh.

OWF was founded by Dr Ruja Ignatova to support children’s right to education and self-improvement, and to give them further opportunities to develop. Their mission is to empower children to reach their potential through education and long-term support. Like us, they believe that children and youth must have equal access to quality education. OWF works to provide vulnerable children with the opportunity to develop their knowledge, talents and skills.

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