The Akshaya Patra Foundation, headquartered in Bengaluru, India, aims at ensuring that every school-going child is healthy and well-educated. The not-for-profit organisation, which started in 2000, has been serving wholesome meals to over 1.6 million children in 13,800+ Government and Government-aided schools across 12 states of India. The food is prepared in the Foundation’s 36 kitchens. Its school lunch programme, the largest such NGO-operated initiative in the world, is implemented with the support of the Government of India and various State Governments. It also receives inestimable support from businesses and philanthropic donors.
While Akshaya Patra strives to nourish children, it also encourages them to get back to school and choose education over work. Its state-of-the-art cooking facilities have become a subject of study and attract curious visitors from around the world. The Foundation has been a part of a Harvard University case study and in 2016, it commemorated the serving of 2 billion cumulative meals. Its cause of ‘unlimited food for education’ is fuelled by a vision that no child in India is deprived of education because of hunger.
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