The Akshaya Patra Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation headquartered in Bengaluru, India. It implements the Mid-Day Meal Scheme in Government schools and Government aided schools. Akshaya Patra strives to eliminate classroom hunger and address the issue of malnutrition. It aims to bring children to school by providing ‘unlimited food for education.’
In partnership with the Government of India and various State Governments, and inestimable support from many businesses, philanthropic donors and well-wishers, the Foundation has come a long way from serving just 1,500 children across 5 schools in the year 2000. Today, Akshaya Patra’s school lunch programme feeds more than 1.7 million children in 14,173 schools across 12 states in India.
It has been 17 years of serving nutritious, hygienic, and tasty meals to children on every singly school day. But, there is no stopping for the Foundation as it is firm on achieving its vision of ‘No child in India shall be deprived of education because of hunger.’
Empower young generations
Std 8 in GHPS
“Hello, I study in GHPS, Doddabettahalli, in Std 8. I want to join army. My favourite is rice and sambar.”
Primary School Salempur
“Hello, I study in Village Salempur-Pataura Primary School in Kakori, Lucknow. I want to join police force. I like Dal Chawal the most.”
Std 8 in AGHPS
“Hello, I study in GHPS, Doddabettahalli, in Std 8. I want to become an engineer. My favourite is pulav. I love Akshaya Patra’s meals as it is hot and tasty”
Higher Primary School (GHPS)
“Hello, I study in Government Higher Primary School (GHPS) in Nachanahalli Palya, Mysusru. I want to become a doctor and want to help them. I love the subzi and bisibele baath.”
“I heard about Akshaya Patra from respected Narayan Murthy ji. He described how this Foundation was using technology to solve problems. I studied till Std IV in a primary school in our village and we were served a meal of porridge there, which was very tasty. Hence, I understand the value of the mid-day meal.”
- Mr Manoj Dalla,
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