Akshaya Patra is responding to flood-affected Guwahati
Heavy rainfall and flood continue to wreak havoc in Guwahati, Assam. The water level of river Brahmaputra has been rising due to incessant rains. Flood has claimed lives of at least 11 people in Assam and has threatened the lives of approximately 26.5 lakhs people in the state. And it is worsening every hour!
Akshaya Patra has already stepped in the relief service
Upon request from the DC Office, The Akshaya Patra Foundation has stepped in to provide food to affected people in Assam from its kitchen in Guwahati. As of now, the Foundation will provide meals twice a day to approximately 700 people of Athgaon region in Kamrup district.
Location of relief work: Athgaon (Kamrup District), Hajo Camp
Start date of relief work: 17 July 2019
Number of meals served so far: 50,680
Join in the relief operations by donating to Akshaya Patra. Your donation will be extremely helpful in providing food to flood-affected people in Guwahati, Assam.
Akshaya Patra’s Past Disaster Relief Activities
The core cause of Akshaya Patra is to implement the Mid-Day Meal Scheme. However, Akshaya Patra is always actively involved in disaster relief services by providing food to affected people. Here is a quick overview of Akshaya Patra’s past relief activities:
Odisha Cyclone Relief
Activity period: 15 May 2019 to 6 June 2019
Location of relief work: Brahmagiri, Satar, Kanas, Gok, and Satyabadi
Total meals served: 1,00,000
Kerala Flood Relief
Relief activity period: 13 August 2018 to 30 September 2018
Total Meals Served: More than 1 lakh meals
Gorakhpur Flood Relief
Activity Period: 25 August 2017 to 8 September 2017
Total Rice-based Meals Served: 84,200
Total Theplas Served: 1,92,000
Chennai Flood Relief
Activity Period: 8 December 2015 to 25 December 2015
Total Rice-based Meals Served: 2,12,000
Gujarat Flood Relief
Activity Period: 25 July 2017 to 30 July 2017
Total Theplas Served: 4,00,000 Areas Covered: Banaskantha District (North Gujarat), Kalol, and Ahmedabad regions.
Nepal Earthquake Relief
Akshaya Patra airlifted 1,00,000 meals to earthquake hit Nepal in April 2015. It also established a centralized kitchen in June 2015 to support the affected people of the region. The Earthquake Relief Centralised Kitchen Project was a joint initiative undertaken by Akshaya Patra, Jamsetji Tata Trust, and Sipradian Sahayata Sanstha. The kitchen served 1.4 million meals to the affected people for 88 days.