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 1,765,436 children in 16,785 government and government-aided schools in 49 locations of 12 states.

 

Vision: No child in India shall be deprived of education because of hunger.
Mission: To feed 5 million children by 2025.

 

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.

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 2019:

PAN India Mid-Day Meal Reach

India Map

Karnataka

Karnataka
Feeding Locations : 7
No. of Beneficiary Schools : 2,887
No. of Beneficiary Children : 401,096

Gujarat

Gujarat
Feeding Locations : 6
No. of Beneficiary Schools : 1,724
No. of Beneficiary Children : 336,569

Tamilnadu

Tamilnadu
Feeding Locations : 1
No. of Beneficiary Schools : 24
No. of Beneficiary Children : 5,731

Delhi

Delhi
Feeding Locations : 1
No. of Beneficiary Schools : 6
No. of Beneficiary Children : 7,878

Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh
Feeding Locations : 8
No. of Beneficiary Schools : 1,586
No. of Beneficiary Children : 127,451

Rajasthan

Rajasthan
Feeding Locations : 10
No. of Beneficiary Schools : 2,778
No. of Beneficiary Children : 257,879

Assam

Assam
Feeding Locations : 1
No. of Beneficiary Schools : 585
No. of Beneficiary Children : 29,808

Chhattisgarh

Chhattisgarh
Feeding Locations : 1
No. of Beneficiary Schools : 175
No. of Beneficiary Children : 13,139

Odisha

Odisha
Feeding Locations : 4
No. of Beneficiary Schools : 1,980
No. of Beneficiary Children : 139,649

Uttar Pradesh

Uttar Pradesh
Feeding Locations : 3
No. of Beneficiary Schools : 3,294
No. of Beneficiary Children : 207,637

Tripura

Tripura
Feeding Locations : 1
No. of Beneficiary Schools : 2
No. of Beneficiary Children : 910

Telangana

Telangana
Feeding Locations : 4
No. of Beneficiary Schools : 915
No. of Beneficiary Children : 150,392

Maharashtra

Maharashtra
Feeding Locations : 2
No. of Beneficiary Schools : 207
No. of Beneficiary Children : 22,204

Daman & DNH

Daman & DNH
Feeding Locations : 1
No. of Beneficiary Schools : 348
No. of Beneficiary Children : 43,963

* Note: Akshaya Patra provides mid-day meals to 1.76 million children across 12 states and 1 union terrotity of India. Click on the icon to know feeding operation in each state.

Programme & Initiatives

mid-day meal programme

Benefits 1,765,436 beneficiaries in 16,785 Government schools & Government-aided schools in 49 locations of 12 States & 1 Union Territory.

Anganwadi programme

Benefits 1,61,410 children & 6,000 pregnant women and lactating mothers in 4,786 Anganwadi centres in 9 locations of 5 states.

Breakfast programme

Benefits 1000+ beneficiaries in 3 schools in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

Talent development programme

3,000+ beneficiaries across India have been already mentored for different skills ranging from science to sports, dance to culinary.

Scholarship programme

450+ meritorious children have already benefitted from the scholarships.

Kashirampara programme

910 tribal children of a remote location in Tripura are receiving free food, schooling, and school supplies.

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.

Charity Id : AAATT6468P