Years of determined service has gained The Akshaya Patra Foundation a prominent name in the mid-day meal sector. Akshaya Patra has been a noted name among non-profit organisations both at national and international platform. During its service of 15 years Akshaya Patra has received support from Central Government of India, various State Governments, Government bodies, philanthropic organisations, public sector organisations, private sector organisations, volunteer groups and individuals. All these support were effectively and strategically utilised to operate, manage, sustain and expand the mid-day meal programme. Along with working towards its primary cause of providing mid-day meals to children of Government schools, Akshaya Patra is also involved in other feeding initiatives.
Some of the feeding initiatives of Akshaya Patra are as follows:
- Providing food at Anganwadi centres across many locations in the country
- Feeding expecting and lactating mothers
- Providing food for inmates in old-age homes
- Feeding children in special schools
- Feeding runaway children
- Providing food to the homeless
- Providing subsidised lunch for the economically backward
- Providing food as a measure of disaster relief
During its course of service to children, The Akshaya Patra Foundation at many instances has also been part of various disaster relief teams. It has worked on the requests from both Central Government and State Governments to provide food as a relief measure for victims at drought hit regions and flood affected areas of the country. In the recent Nepal earthquake too, Akshaya Patra heeded the request of Prime Minister Office (PMO) and promptly acted upon sending food for the affected people of the region.
Thus, the ‘inexhaustible vessel of food’ always has enough meals for all!