North Karnataka is hit with very heavy rains and has flooded many places. The Akshaya Patra Foundation, Hubballi-Dharwad is serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner in 48 ‘Ganji-Kendras’ (temporary shelters) for more than 16,000 people who are affected by the floods in Dharwad district.
Akshaya Patra’s food relief service has begun
The Akshaya Patra Foundation has stepped in to provide food to flood affected people in North Karnataka-Dharwad district.
Location of relief work: Dharwad
Start date of relief work: 6 Aug 2019
Number of meals served so far: 2,19,186 meals
Meal menu: Upma, rice, sambhar, kesaribath, pulao, dal, bisibelebath, wheat sweet, and pickle.
Status of relief work: On-going
Akshaya Patra’s Works During Natural Disasters
Whenever a place is hit by natural disasters like flood or earthquake – within the country or across the borders, Akshaya Patra is always present to provide relief to the affected-people by providing food. Here is a quick overview of Akshaya Patra’s past relief activities:
Assam Flood Relief
Activity period: 17 July 2019 to 3 August 2019
Location of relief work: Several relief camps in Kamrup district
Total meals served: 52,880
Odisha Cyclone Relief
Activity period: 15 May 2019 to 6 June 2019
Location of relief work: Brahmagiri, Satar, Kanas, Gok, and Satyabadi
Total meals served: 1,00,000
Kerala Flood Relief
Activity Period: 13 August 2018 to 30 September 2018
Total Meals Served: More than 1 lakh
Chennai Flood Relief
Activity Period: 8 December 2015 to 25 December 2015
Total Rice-based Meals Served: 2,12,000
Gorakhpur Flood Relief
Activity Period: 25 August 2017 to 8 September 2017
Nepal Earthquake Relief
Akshaya Patra airlifted 1,00,000 meals to earthquake hit Nepal in April 2015. It also established a centralized kitchen in June 2015 to support the affected people of the region. The Earthquake Relief Centralised Kitchen Project was a joint initiative undertaken by Akshaya Patra, Jamsetji Tata Trust, and Sipradian Sahayata Sanstha. The kitchen served 1.4 million meals to the affected people for 88 days.
Gujarat Flood Relief
Activity Period: 25 July 2017 to 30 July 2017
Total Theplas Served: 4,00,000
Areas Covered: Banaskantha District (North Gujarat), Kalol, and Ahmedabad regions.