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About Back to School


The hopes of our nation rest on the shoulders of the children. Thus, it is our responsibility to help them march forward in life. And, so that they become assets for the country, we need to take care of their food, health, and education, now. And, that is the intention behind the Back to School campaign.  

A new academic year means renewed hopes for the future and new dreams to behold! It is the time to meet friends again, get new books and learn new lessons. A new academic year is another step closer to a bright future. So, wouldn’t it be wonderful to ensure that children have an uninterrupted schooling?


The school meal is one of the many ways to ensure that children stay in school throughout the year rather than dropping out midway. To continue feeding 1.7 million children on each school day across 36 locations of India, we need your support. Your generous donation will bring them back to school and help them to learn, play, and achieve. Support to bring children back to their temples of learning! 



Imagine, if 5 million children are provided mid-day meal


High probability that an equal number of children will graduate as educated individuals.   

Enhanced social equity and economic progress in future generations.   


Educated, socially conscious, and economically empowered citizens will doubly contribute to national progress.



Advantages of  Mid-Day Meal Programme



What makes us unique?




Akshaya Patra is registered as a not-for-profit organisation under the Indian Trusts Act, 1882 (Reg. No. 154). It is recognised as the world’s largest NGO-run school lunch programme. It is the first NGO to comply with the IFRS and also get inducted to the ICAI Hall of Fame for being the winner of the ICAI Gold Shield Award for Excellence in Financial for five consecutive years.


As a donor you will be eligible to avail tax benefits by contributing to Akshaya Patra. As per the revised tax exemption act, effective 1 April 2017, donations above Rs. 500 to Akshaya Patra are eligible for 50% tax exemption under Section 80G of Income Tax Act of India.



Since inception we are focussed on transforming young lives. By providing nutritious meals we are trying to support regular schooling of children. And, by far we have impacted lives of 17,12,460 children.


Your donation is diligently spent towards running the Mid-Day Meal Programme. On an average, 92% of the total cost is used towards meeting the programme cost and 8% towards the programme management cost.



By providing mid-day meals across 36 locations of 12 States in India, we are creating a nation-wide impact on health and education.


We work with the aim to create generations of healthy, educated and responsible citizens by providing ‘unlimited food for education’.



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