Kerala Flood 2018 – Akshaya Patra is responding
The people of Kerala are in urgent need of your help.
In the worst flood since 1924, the entire state of Kerala has been rampaged by the torrential rains and landslides since 8 August 2018. Submerging several villages and cities, the floods have crippled and damaged normal life and services. The city has been put under high alert and the entire nation is sending help to deal with this crisis situation.
The Akshaya Patra Foundation has also stepped in the relief work by providing cooked meals to flood-affected people of Kerala in Edathua, Alapuzha District. With a team of 25 employees and four distribution vehicles, Akshaya Patra has begun its relief service since Monday, 13 August 2018 by providing breakfast, lunch, and dinner to the affected people of the area. The food is being delivered to people in Akshaya Patra meal delivery vans, boats, and also being distributed in the temporary kitchen in one of the college’s auditorium in Edathua. The affected people are being served with locally palatable dishes such as boiled rice and sambar, vegetable pulao, tomato rice, upma, chapati and curry .
Apart from preparing food in the makeshift kitchen, Akshaya Patra is also dispatching additional items from Bengaluru to Kerala. So far, the Foundation has dispatched:
- More than 77,000 chapatis,
- 730 packs of fruit bread,
- 10, 872 water bottles (500 ml each), and
- 5,400 water bottles (1 litre each).
The Akshaya Patra team who left with ingredients to cook 25,000 meals are now serving over 1 lakh meals.
Help Kerala Now
Akshaya Patra has set up a temporary kitchen to prepare and distribute food and are also dispatching packed food and water bottles to Alapuzha. The feeding cost of the relief efforts amounts to Rs. 3-lakh per day. We request your generous support in helping us reach out to more survivors.
As of now, the Foundation is providing an average of 7,000-10,000 meals per day costing Rs. 30 per meal.
Help people of Kerala by donating to Akshaya Patra. Your donation will be used to provide food to flood-affected people of Kerala.
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:
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.