about us

akshaya patra

The Akshaya Patra Foundation is an NGO that works relentlessly towards eliminating classroom hunger. Built on a Public-Private Partnership model to implement the Government’s Mid-Day Meal Scheme in India, Akshaya Patra aims to counter malnutrition and support the right to education of children who hail from challenging socio-economic backgrounds.

In 2000, we began serving school meals to 1,500 children across five government schools in Bengaluru. With our partnership with the Government of India, State Governments and support from corporates, donors and volunteers, we have grown to serve mid-day meals to 1.8 million children.

By feeding hygienically prepared mid-day meals to children who have the passion to learn and achieve, we give them the nourishment and motivation to succeed. One wholesome meal a day helps them pursue education for a better future. With our vision “No child in India shall be deprived of education because of hunger,” we aim to reach out to feed 5 million children by 2025.