Corporate Partners

The Akshaya Patra Foundation strongly believes in creating valuable relations and partnerships as they help in knowledge interaction, improving expertise, and increasing resources to reach a wider audience. We understand that the right business partnerships enhance the ethos of our organisation and our corporate partners are consistent with their contributions to the mid-day meal programme. We look forward to striking more partnerships and creating lasting relationships with several corporate partners to seamlessly achieve our goals while establishing trust and guardianships.

Blue Dart Express Ltd.

Blue Dart Express Ltd., South Asia’s premier express air and integrated transportation & Distribution Company, offers secure and reliable delivery of consignments. As part of the DP DHL Group’s (DHL Express, DHL Global Forwarding & DHL Supply Chain) Post – eCommerce – Parcel (PeP) division, Blue Dart accesses the largest and most comprehensive express and logistics network worldwide, covering over 220 countries and territories. It offers an entire spectrum of distribution services including air express, freight forwarding, supply chain solutions and customs clearance. Blue Dart accepts its social responsibility by supporting climate protection (GoGreen), disaster management (GoHelp) and education (GoTeach). Blue Dart supports Akshaya Patra for the FY 18-19 towards mid-day meal programme in Nathdwara.

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Blue Star is India’s leading air conditioning, commercial refrigeration and MEP (Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing and Fire-fighting) contracting company with 77 years of experience. Blue Star offers a plethora of cooling solutions and has also made inroads into water and air purification, engineering facilities management, commercial kitchen and healthcare refrigeration. The Company’s integrated business model of a Manufacturer; Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) services provider; and an after-sales service provider enables it to offer comprehensive solutions for the Residential, Commercial and Infrastructure segments. Blue Star has partnered with Akshaya Patra to provide mid-day meals to underprivileged government school children near its manufacturing facility in Dadra since 2019 and is closely working for a holistic development of the local community.


CISCO, with a mission to power an inclusive future, is focusing on addressing social issues where they believe they can have significant and lasting effects by applying their unique expertise. Since 2007, CISCO has been supporting TAPF in its Mid-Day Meal Programme. Over this 12 year plus relationship with Cisco, over 7 Crore meals have been served to deserving children. CISCO also supports TAPF in its various disaster relief initiatives across India. Most recently as part of the COVID-19 Pandemic relief efforts in wave one & two, CISCO has come forward to support TAPF’s COVID Relief Programme by contributing to the serving of cooked meals and distribution of Dry Ration Kits to vulnerable communities in various states of India.

CME Group

CME Group Inc. is a global markets company. It is the world’s largest financial derivatives exchange, and trades in asset classes that include agricultural products, currencies, energy, interest rates, metals, and stock indexes. The company offers futures contracts and options on futures using its CME Globex trading platforms, fixed income trading via BrokerTec and foreign exchange trading on the EBS platform. In addition, it operates a central counterparty clearing provider, CME Clearing. With a range of pre- and post-trade products and services underpinning the entire lifecycle of a trade, CME Group also offers optimization and reconciliation services through TriOptima, and trade processing services through Traiana. CME Group takes great pride in supporting a variety of philanthropic causes through charitable grants from the CME Group Foundation and our matching gift program. CME Group Foundation strives to empower future generations through education, equipping today’s students to meet tomorrow’s challenges. CME Group believes that part of being a good corporate citizen means giving back to our community, on this context they have taken several projects for community development like. As a global corporate citizen, CME Group works to expand charitable footprint around the world and positively impact the communities. Their global corporate citizenship initiatives include hosting fundraising events, making donations, and volunteering time to benefit charitable organizations that support those in need. The organization has supported Akshaya Patra since 2018 and have helped serve hot and nutritious mid-day meals to 2000 plus children of Government and aided schools. They been supporting to provide meals to specially abled children and daily laborers children as well in the past year.


CNBC-AWAAZ and The Akshaya Patra Foundation have come together to build a nourished India. With the campaign ‘Bhookh Se Azaadi’, CNBC-AWAAZ aims to boost the mid-day meal scheme introduced by the Government of India. As part of the scheme, the Government provides school lunch to the children studying in Government and Government-aided school. The meal is known to increase the number of school enrolments and daily school attendance. It has been observed that the concentration level among the children has gone up and their academic performance has also improved. Akshaya Patra, while partnering with the Government, has been on the forefront ensuring that the cooked food, which is hygienic and nutritious, reaches every child. This helps the children focus on studies and dream of a bright future

Care ratings

Care ratings is the second-largest credit rating agency in India. They provide the entire spectrum of credit rating that helps the corporates to raise capital for their various requirements and assists the investors to form an informed investment decision based on the credit risk and their own risk-return expectations CARE believes in emulating the best CSR policies to attain the objectives in the defined areas of social welfare by providing right kind of education as well as employment enhancing vocational training to young in addition to help the protection of environment.To Them CSR is not only social activity but it also a strategy for sustainable growth. They have partnered with The Akshaya Patra in a mission to Eliminate Classroom Hunger & school dropout prevention.


Cargill is one of the leading consumer brands in edible oils such as NatureFresh, Gemini, Sweekar, Leonardo Olive Oil, Rath and Sunflower brand of hydrogenated fats. It also markets wheat flour under the brand name of NatureFresh. The animal nutrition business of Cargill provides animal feed, premix and nutrition for aqua, dairy and poultry. It markets animal feed and premix under the brands Provimi, Purina and EWOS. Cargill has been supporting Akshaya Patra since last three years in providing nutritious mid-day meals to children and so far, has supported 1,336 children in Bengaluru. Cargill has also extended significant support towards Akshaya Patra’s COVID-19 Relief Feeding Service in Bengaluru, Jaipur, Ahmadabad, Pune, and NCR.


Centum has rapidly grown into a diversified electronics company operating across different industry segments. The Centum Group’s offerings range from customized product design and development, manufacturing services and turnkey solutions for mission-critical applications in the Defence, Aerospace, Space, Industrial, Medical and Communications sectors. Centum has also established truly world-class manufacturing facilities with cutting edge infrastructure. As part of the Company’s initiatives under “Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), the Company has partnered with Akshaya Patra to sponsor meals for more than 3,000 children studying in Government and Government-aided schools in Bengaluru.

Chandak Group

At Chandak Group, they believe that every home is a promise of a beginning. A beginning of a new life filled with exciting possibilities. Every location that they pick, every plan that they make, every amenity that they choose to include and every tower that they raise starts with the promise of providing a space that’s meant to enhance the way you live. Chandak has sponsored to build a kitchen to feed over 20,000 school children in Bikaner and also sponsored the mid-day meals for 20,000 students studying in Government and Government-aided schools of Bikaner.

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