The Akshaya Patra Foundation which was established in the year 2000 has had an amazing, enriching journey over the past 15 years. Started with just feeding 1,500 children across 5 schools in Bengaluru, Akshaya Patra today feeds over 1.4 million children across 24 locations and 10 states of India. The organisation was conceptualized with the idea that children should not have to choose between education and nutrition. The Foundation’s vision is that ‘No child in India shall be deprived of education because of hunger’ and the mission is to feed 5 million children by 2020. Through its Mid-Day Meal Programme, the organisation works to end classroom hunger in India, and feed and educate underserved children.
In many cases, children do not have the opportunity to attend school since they are forced to help their parents earn enough money for a single meal every day. With the mid-day meals provided by The Akshaya Patra Foundation, children have an incentive to attend school and get educated at the same time. Parents too are more eager to allow their children to attend school as Akshaya Patra assures their child with a daily, nutritious meal and eases the burden on parents to provide for their young ones.
The Akshaya Patra Foundation with the support of all its well-wishers aims to eliminate classroom hunger in India, and give children the opportunity to achieve their goals. For any organization, people support is important. To support this Foundation, make an online donation and help us to feed more children.