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Akshaya Patra

Mid-day meals for children
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Sponsor mid day meals to children in Karnataka
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Awards & Recognition
Ashoka Changemaker School, International Award for Young People, Noble Service Award, Social Innovation and Iconic Leadership Award
Last audited December 2018
The Akshaya Patra Foundation is a non-profit organisation that was founded in Bengaluru, India to fight issues like hunger and malnutrition by implementing the Mid-Day Meal Scheme in the government and government-aided schools. Aiming also to bring children to school, the organization has worked towards reaching more children with wholesome food on every single school day. Continuously leveraging technology to cater to millions of children, their state-of-the-art kitchens have become a subject of study attracting curious visitors from around the world. With humble beginnings of serving just 1,500 children across 5 schools their program has become the world's largest (not-for-profit run) mid-day meal programme serving wholesome food to over 1.6 million children from 13,839 schools across 12 states in India. Their efforts have been recognized nationally and internationally with awards like CII National Food Safety Awards by the CII Food Safety, International ARC Award by the International ARC honoring outstanding achievements in annual reports and Nikkei Asia Prize by the Nikkei in Economic and Business Innovation. Their mission to feed 5 million children by 2020 reflects the 6,550 strong staff's commitment that no child in India shall be deprived of Education because of Hunger.
Leadership Shridhar Venkat
Regular access to healthy and nutritious food
The Akshaya Patra Foundation provides underprivileged children with a healthy meal a day. The surest way to break this cycle of poverty is through education. Education can improve the quality of life for generations to come. When the basic needs of a child are not met, education often becomes the last priority. At times like that, a mid-day meal is an incentive for them to continue their education and reduces the dropout rate. The food is cooked in centralized kitchens and the program is implemented across schools in partnership with the government of India. Close to 1.5 million children in 10 states are provided with mid-day meals. Donate to this program and you will support one child in a school in a government school in Karnataka. This may be the only good meal they eat in a day and will help them focus on their education without fear

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