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Akshaya Patra’s food assistance to people in need

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The world as we know it today is different from what it used to be a couple of years ago; it is a new world that has risen out of fear of the COVID-19 pandemic. What’s common is faces covered not with one but two masks, fist pumps, frequent sanitisation, handwashing and generosity that has supported the marginalised families and vulnerable communities.

Several donors have come forward to support NGOs in India that provide food relief, medical support, and the distribution of essentials in the country. One such organisation is The Akshaya Patra Foundation that has continuously focussed on the betterment of the lives of people who are suffering without food in this pandemic. The Foundation started serving cooked meals to people who had lost jobs and were struggling for food without any income. Since 25th March 2020, the organisation has served a cumulative of 151 million (15.1-crore) meals as of 15th July 2021.

Even today, the NGO works to provide food assistance to the people in need with various programmes. What started as serving only cooked meals, has expanded as a COVID relief service with the support of the Central Government, State Government, District Authorities, individual donors, corporate partners and volunteers. Akshaya Patra started providing grocery kits to support marginalised families, Happiness Kits to mid-day meal beneficiaries to support their health, hygiene, immunity and learning. These programmes gave way to support different sections of society.

People are suffering from the virus, pandemic-induced lockdown, loss of jobs, lack of money, lack of oxygen, loss of friends and relatives. Food should be the last thing to worry about. With all the above campaigns, Akshaya Patra aims to ensure that nobody is suffering due to hunger.

You can be a part of Akshaya Patra’s initiatives. All you have to do is donate online towards the cause you want to support.

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• Meals support the needy individuals who are unable to source food on a daily basis.
• Roti & subzi/ rasam & rice/ khichdi is served to people.

 

 

 

feed the needy

 

• Happiness Kits support mid-day meal beneficiaries.
• It supports their health, hygiene & education.

 

 

 

 

feed the needy

 

• Supports marginalised families with essentials that can help them sustain for a fortnight.
• Cereals, oil, spices, toothpaste, soap bar, sanitary napkins come in this kit.

 

 

 

feed the needy

 

• Supports pregnant women & their baby to address nutritional deficiency in them.
• Provides malt-based protein mix, Ayurvedic Immunity builder, pulses, etc.

 

 

People are suffering from the virus, pandemic-induced lockdown, loss of jobs, lack of money, lack of oxygen, loss of friends and relatives. Food should be the last thing to worry about. With all the above campaigns, Akshaya Patra aims to ensure that nobody is suffering due to hunger.

You can be a part of Akshaya Patra’s initiatives. All you have to do is donate online towards the cause you want to support.

• To support school children in this pandemic, click here.
• To enable the sustenance of marginalised families, click here.
• To provide nutrition for pregnant mothers, click here.

There are millions of people in need but are hesitant to ask for support. Akshaya Patra helps bridge this gap and provides food assistance. Join its initiatives today!

 

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Restart of Akshaya Patra’s COVID response in India

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A daily-wage worker of a thread-manufacturing company was handed over two months’ salary just before the lockdown was announced in March 2020. Due to the surge in prices of food and daily commodities, the money that could have lasted for another two months was quickly exhausted. This is the story of 42-year old Mohan Jadhav.

To read about Mohan Jadhav’s story in detail, click here

In the first half of March 2021, the Health Minister of India, Shri Harsh Vardhan declared that India was in the end game of the pandemic. (BBC)
Since the peak in the number of positive cases decreased from 93,000 cases in September 2020 to 11,000 in mid-February 2021, everyone started to breathe a sigh of relief that everything will finally be back to normal.
But then, the COVID-19 pandemic came back with a bang and this time, it was stronger; it took away the lives of thousands of people and millions of them tested positive all over the world. As if this was not enough, it continued to affect the low-income sections of the society. Lockdowns were announced in various states to curb the spread of the virus and millions of migrants travelled back home to ensure they stayed with their family during these tough times.

covid19 pandemic

covid19 pandemic

The Akshaya Patra Foundation never stopped its service to the needy people of India. Since day one of its service on 25th March 2020, it has been continuously providing meals to people hailing from challenging socio-economic conditions. With support from the Government of India, State Governments, District Authorities, Individual donors and corporate donors, it has cumulatively served 12-crore meals till 31st April 2021. However, the number of people who are dependent on these meals are constantly on the rise.

covid19 pandemic

covid19 pandemic

This NGO in India serves construction-site workers, labourers, daily-wagers and needy people from old age centres. Depending on the state in which the COVID Relief Service is carried out, fresh meals that comprise of dal and rice, or khichadi/roti and subji are served. These freshly-prepared meals are served in 28 locations of India that include Hyderabad, Jaipur, Delhi NCR, Bangalore, Surat, Ahmedabad, Kandi, Vadodara, Bhilai, Ajmer, Mathura, Vrindavan, Lucknow, Vizag, Ballari, Silvassa, Thane, Pune, Bhilwara, Jhalawar, Nathdwara, Chittorgarh, Chennai, Vijayawada, Hubballi, Mysore, Mangalore, Nagpur, Bhavnagar and Puri.

covid19 pandemic

covid19 pandemic

Akshaya Patra has served meals and helped millions of people like Mohan Jadhav in this pandemic. Your online donations to feed the needy people of India can go a long way and provide their family with grocery kits and happiness kits that ensure their sustenance. No matter how big or small your contribution is, what matters is your generosity to provide food assistance during this tough time. Even ₹25 can feed a healthy meal to 1 person.
Then why wait?

Donate online to Akshaya Patra and make a difference in the lives of people today!

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