As the COVID-19 crisis continues to loom over us, The Government of India has taken a strict combat measure by directing a lockdown of the entire nation. At this great hour of need, The Akshaya Patra Foundation, in close coordination with State Governments & District Administration, has stepped in to provide relief by providing food to thousands of people across the country.

By adhering to all safety and hygiene measures, Akshaya Patra has begun its relief service by providing meal or packed grocery kits to the marginalised and low-income segment of the society comprising of daily wage workers, migrant labourers, construction site workers, and needy people at old age homes and night shelters. Presently, the Foundation and its Association Foundations are providing food relief in, Rajasthan, Karnataka, Telangana, Gujarat, Maharashtra, NCR, Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Assam, Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand ,Tripura ,West Bengal , Punjab , Jharkhand and Himachal Pradesh.

Here’s a summary of our current on-ground efforts to fight the situation.

Rajasthan 91,97,136 meals & 64,017 kits
Gujarat 66,10,299 meals & 35,454 kits
NCR 49,49,358 meals & 1,21,360 kits
Uttar Pradesh 27,13,657 meals & 81,648 kits
Karnataka 51,29,246 meals & 3,79,896 kits
Maharashtra 45,12,685 meals & 69,313 kits
Chhattisgarh 15,29,645 meals & 3,610 kits
Odisha 3,000 meals & 26,003 kits
Telangana 2,47,60,611 meals & 1,45,680 kits
Andhra Pradesh 10,91,149 meals & 35,151 kits
Assam 14,225 kits
Tamil Nadu 3,02,124 meals & 2,850 kits
Madhya Pradesh 15,000 kits
Uttarakhand 15,240 kits
Tripura 2,449 kits
West Bengal 1,000 kits
Punjab 1,000 kits
Jharkhand 4,980 kits
Himachal Pradesh 1,000 kits
TOTAL 16,01,50,456 MEALS & 14,34,794  KITS

Support from State Agencies, District Authorities and citizens has been encouraging, and is enabling us to make a difference in these tough circumstances. But millions more need us. The cost of each cooked meal is ₹25 and the cost of each grocery kit is ₹825. Each grocery kit contains rice, pulses, oil, spices, and vegetables that can serve 2 people with 42 meals for 21 days.

We humbly appeal for your generous support at this hour of crisis.


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