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 88,16,994 meals & 14,525 kits
Gujarat 90,12,919 meals & 43,608 kits
NCR 49,79,018 meals & 91,995 kits
Uttar Pradesh 16,59,250 meals & 82,725 kits
Karnataka 43,02,381 meals & 4,59,002 kits
Maharashtra 6,78,810 meals & 72,324 kits
Chhattisgarh 11,80,145 meals & 3,610 kits
Odisha 3,000 meals & 23,577 kits
Telangana 2,17,09,242 meals & 1,24,067 kits
Andhra Pradesh 6,74,989 meals & 35,151 kits
Assam 33,796 kits
Tamil Nadu 2,93,162 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 3,480 kits
Himachal Pradesh 1,000 kits
TOTAL 5,33,09,910 MEALS & 10,26,399 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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