The Akshaya Patra Foundation is one of the largest mid-day meal NGOs in India. It provides freshly cooked, nutritious meals to 18,02,517 school children across the country. In Andhra Pradesh alone, it serves 1,33,343 children studying in 1,604 schools across eight locations.
The Akshaya Patra Foundation is one of the oldest and the largest implementor of the Midday Meal Programme in India. Established in 2000, it supports education by providing freshly cooked, nutritious meals on each school day to children of Government schools and Government-aided schools.
Since its initial days, Akshaya Patra has always scaled up its operations in a strategic and sustainable manner. Akshaya Patra kitchens are present in Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Chhattisgarh, Daman-DNH, Delhi, Gujarat, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Tripura, and Uttar Pradesh. Here is a quick look at Akshaya Patra’s work in Andhra Pradesh.
Akshaya Patra’s expansion to Andhra Pradesh
As an NGO in Andhra Pradesh, Akshaya Patra first set up its kitchen in 2008. Today, it is operating eight kitchens in the state.
At a glance: Akshaya Patra’s work in Andhra Pradesh
Kind of meals served
As a Midday Meal Programme implementor, Akshaya Patra understands the significance of providing nutritious meals to children. To ensure children consume their meals readily and happily, Akshaya Patra has designed location-specific menus by keeping intact the nutritional levels as recommended by the Central Mid-Day Meal Scheme. Akshaya Patra kitchens also follow a cyclical menu so that each day children receive different items as part of their school meal.
Operating as an NGO in Andhra Pradesh, Akshaya Patra serves the following based on a cyclical menu: rice, vegetable biryani, jeera rice, mint rice, kaliya, pulihora, sambar, dal, green leafy vegetable, dal, bendekaya pulusu curry, pappucharu, tomato rasam, pepper rasam, vegetable curry, borogu undalu, majjigapulusu, raitha, butter milk, janthikalu, rava kesari, rice kheer, sweet pongal, chikki, banana, corn flakes, and pickle.
Meet the beneficiaries
As an NGO in Andhra Pradesh, Akshaya Patra is nurturing 1,33,343 dreams every day. Below is a snapshot of couple of dreams:
Help to benefit more children
Just one moment of your generosity can do wonders in the lives of children – right from providing them with the much-needed school meals, supporting their regular schooling to empowering them to achieve their dreams. Choose how would you want to extend your support for the Midday Meal Programme from the below-mentioned ways:
• Donate online – https://www.akshayapatra.org/donate-online
• Conduct an online fundraising campaign – https://www.akshayapatra.org/fundraise-with-us
• Become an online ambassador and spread the word about Akshaya Patra in your social media network – https://www.akshayapatra.org/ambassador
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