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 is 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 85,45,937 meals & 10,960 kits
Gujarat 71,68,012 meals & 1,500 kits
NCR 46,26,608 meals & 81,283 kits
Uttar Pradesh 13,63,400 meals & 56,919 kits
Karnataka 32,26,152 meals & 3,56,834 kits
Maharashtra 6,00,565 meals & 57,252 kits
Chhattisgarh 6,63,895 meals & 2,142 kits
Odisha 3,000 meals & 19,968 kits
Telangana 17,35,919 meals & 97,183 kits
Andhra Pradesh 1,41,323 meals & 29,866 kits
Assam 14,225 kits
Tamil Nadu 2,44,167 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 2,480 kits
Himachal Pradesh 1,000 kits
TOTAL 2,83,18,978 MEALS & 7,69,151 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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