The Akshaya Patra Foundation is one of the top NGOs in India providing mid-day meal to children studying in Government schools. The foundation runs mid-day meal programme across 24 locations in 10 Indian states. In total Akshaya Patra feeds 1.4 million children across India every day. This foundation has been named as one of the Top 100 NGOs in the year 2013 by Global Journal. The Akshaya Patra Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation headquartered in Bengaluru, India. The organisation strives to fight issues like hunger and malnutrition in India. By implementing the Mid-Day Meal Scheme in the Government schools and Government aided schools, Akshaya Patra aims not only to fight hunger but also to bring children to school.
Since 2000, the organisation has worked towards reaching more children with wholesome food on every single school day.In partnership with the Government of India and various State Governments, and inestimable support from many businesses, philanthropic donors and well-wishers; this foundation have grown from our humble beginnings in the year 2000, serving just 1,500 children across 5 schools.
Vision of Akshaya Patra Foundation is :“No Child in India shall be deprived of education because of hunger”
A brief on the growth of the Akshaya Patra Foundation
By the time the Ministry of Human Resource Development – Department of School Health and Education extended its support to the initiative in 2003, Akshaya Patra was already reaching out to 23,000 children.
Today, Akshaya Patra has kitchens in 24 locations spread across 10 states in India, a result of the successful partnership with the Government of India, various State Governments and generous supporters.
Mr. Shankar Mahadevan is also brand Ambassador of Akshaya Patra Foundation and has been participating in many activities with the Foundation. Recently Ching’s Brand Ambassador Ranveer Singh known by his avatar “Ranveer Ching” gets actively involved in campaign called “ India ke Hunger ki Bajao” to support The Akshaya Patra Foundation. The ‘India Ke Hunger Ki Bajao’ campaign is being supported by big brands like Yash Raj Films, India TV, Red FM, Reliance Fresh, Patel Bros., Paytm, Choitrams and Fluence.
Think for a moment!!! If you can spend 3000 to 4000 Rs in a restaurant for one time meal, why not to spend 750 Rs to feed a child for a year. If you want a donate more than 750 Rs, you can donate it here: https://www.akshayapatra.org/onlinedonations
To donate and receive a 100% tax exemption in USA, Click here: www.foodforeducation.org/donate
If you are a resident of the U.K. you can avail tax exemption by donating on www.foodforeducation.org.uk , the U.K. wing of The Akshaya Patra Foundation