Food and Education

Help free India from Classroom Hunger!


In developing countries like India, one in six children is underweight while 66 million primary school age children attend class every day on an empty stomach. Our children are the future of our country, and it’s time we fight for their independence – their independence from hunger and illiteracy.

Food and education are two of the fundamental rights of every child in India. But prohibited access to these two rights has kept millions across the country locked in a cycle of hunger and poverty. The Akshaya Patra Foundation has been working incessantly over the past fifteen years to change this narrative by providing free food for education to children in India.

Although we now feed over 1.4 million children a day, and are working to feed 5 million by 2020, there is a long road ahead of us. To truly rid India of child hunger, the combined efforts of the entire nation is required.

Join with us on this Independence Day to be a part of India’s freedom struggle against classroom hunger.

The author arjun


  1. The documentary on Akshaya Patra activities touches me a lot. I pray to the Almighty for continuing the great effort of educating poor children through removing hungry and malnutrition. I am working for primary education in Bangladesh. We achieved to bring almost all of our primary school going children into school. But still we are fighting against children’s sufferings from hungry and malnutrition that are the main hindrances towards ensuring quality primary education. We badly need an organization like Akshaya Patra in Bangladesh to achieve government vision. I will be blessed if I get opportunity of working with the noble activities.

  2. Mr. Bayazid, Thank you for your inspiring and supportive words. Please keep up the good work you are undertaking. We too hope that you get the opportunities you are looking for to achieve your noble goals.

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