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 90,70,836 meals & 63,726 kits
Gujarat 1,00,61,274 meals & 61,688 kits
NCR 52,51,828 meals & 94,025 kits
Uttar Pradesh 18,39,850 meals & 1,10,312 kits
Karnataka 47,68,640 meals & 5,09,810 kits
Maharashtra 7,55,360 meals & 79,916 kits
Chhattisgarh 14,14,945 meals & 3,610 kits
Odisha 3,000 meals & 24,049 kits
Telangana 2,47,09,911 meals & 1,98,855 kits
Andhra Pradesh 9,84,264 meals & 36,345 kits
Assam 33,796 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 5,99,63,820 MEALS & 15,94,776  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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