SEPTEMBER IS HUNGER ACTION MONTH

Hunger Action Month is an annual campaign observed every September. With the objective to spread awareness and act on the hunger crisis, this month-long campaign gives each of us a platform to eliminate hunger.

AKSHAYA PATRA'S INTERVENTION TO END CLASSROOM HUNGER

The Akshaya Patra Foundation is an Indian NGO headquartered in Bengaluru, Karnataka. It is the implementing partner of Government of India's Mid-Day Meal Scheme. The NGO is actively working towards eliminating classroom hunger by providing nutritious mid-day meals to school-going children since 2000. The Foundation has been recognised as the world's largest NGO-run school lunch programme. Currently, Akshaya Patra is feeding 17,61,734 children in 14,314 government and government-aided schools in 38 locations of 12 states.

 

Vision: No child in India shall be deprived of education because of hunger.
Mission: To feed 5 million children by 2020.

 

By implementing the Mid-Day Meal Scheme:

  • Akshaya Patra is addressing the prevailing child hunger and malnutrition situation in India.
  • Akshaya Patra is progressively improving nutritional status of school-going children.
  • Effectively countering classroom hunger and improving concentration and performance levels of children.
  • Encouraging children of not-so-privileged socio-economic backgrounds to attend school thereby increasing
    enrolment rate and regularity in attendance.
  • In a larger picture, Akshaya Patra's cause is in sync with the two Sustainable Development Goals of the
    United Nations i.e. Zero Hunger and Quality Education.

Empty stomach is succeeded by only one thought - FOOD!

AKSHAYA PATRA'S SUCCESS IN COMBATTING CLASSROOM HUNGER

Since its inception, Akshaya Patra is sustainably, steadily, and strategically increasing its operational reach so that more and more children come under the ambit of the Mid-Day Meal Scheme. Below is a year-on-year progress of the Foundation's war against classroom hunger until 2018:

AKSHAYA PATRA PLANS TO FEED 5 MILLION CHILDREN

Akshaya Patra has ambitious plans to further defeat classroom hunger and reach its mission of feeding 5 million children by 2020. The NGO will soon add 18 new kitchens across India resulting in nourishment of more than 6-lakh children. Below is the list of upcoming kitchens and their estimated feeding capacities:

Location Estimated Feeding Capacity
Jhalawar 20000
Bhilwara 35000
Puducherry 50000
Delhi-Mohan Corporation 25000
Delhi-Jahangiripuri 25000
Delhi-Badli 25000
MAT 10000
Ongole 8000
Gudiwada 10000
Location Estimated Feeding Capacity
Jorhat 50000
Gambhiram (Expansion of Vizag) 30000
Kandi (Expansion of Hyderabad) 100000
Daman 50000
Bhuj 50000
Hazaribagh 100000
Mangalagiri 50000
Udaipur 2500
Ghaziabad - Crossing Republic 25000

How will you benefit?
1. You will become a part of the world’s largest NGO-run school meal programme.
2. You will be enlisted as an esteemed donor in Akshaya Patra’s donor roll.
3. Latest e-mail, SMS, and WhatsApp notifications to update the difference you made in the lives of children with your donation.
4. Tax exemption certificate (as per Section 80G of the Income Tax of India Act) for your donated amount.

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