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Rise Against Hunger with Akshaya Patra

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38% children between the ages 6 months to 5.5 years, suffer from chronic malnutrition.

In order to change this scenario, various NGOs work ardently for the betterment of children. The Akshaya Patra Foundation is a 20-year old NGO in India that has constantly worked to address two major issues – food and education. What started off as a simple act of feeding 1,500 children in Bengaluru, is now recognised as the world’s largest NGO-run school meal programme, implementing the Mid-Day Meal Scheme in India.

As on today, Akshaya Patra feeds 1.8 million children studying in 19,039 Government schools and Government-aided schools every day. This charity in India is spread across 52 locations and serves from its centralised and decentralised kitchen where nutrition, hygiene, and quality are of topmost priority. The Foundation is present across the states of Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Daman and DNH, Delhi, Odisha, Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh.

To know about the different types of kitchens present in each state, click here.

Mid-day meals help in improving the overall health of children and aids in better concentration in class. School meals also bring a change in their overall development where they grow physically and mentally. Akshaya Patra aims to feed 5 million children who hail from challenging socio-economic conditions by 2025.

1/4th of world’s undernourished population lives in India
With 25.7% of people living in low-income sections of the society, it is estimated that these numbers will drastically increase given the outbreak of COVID-19. The Akshaya Patra Foundation extended its service to the nation to help the needy and marginalised section combat the virus and live a healthy life. The Foundation began its COVID relief service on 25th March 2020 by serving freshly prepared meals and distributing dry grocery kits that can help a family of two with ration that could provide 42 meals for a period of 21 days.

Since the beginning of Akshaya Patra’s COVID-19 food relief service, 2,67,55,422 cooked meals have been served and 7,22,663 grocery kits have been distributed to people living in marginalised communities of India that comprises of construction site workers, migrant labourers, daily-wage workers and the needy people at old-age homes and night shelters.

To know more about the state-wise relief activities, click here.

Impact of your donation to fight hunger
By feeding children and adults with daily meals, you are helping in:
• Building their immunity to fight malnourishment and various diseases.
• Giving them strength to perform daily activities.
• Helping them concentrate and focus better.
• Helping them stay calmer.

To help marginalized communities fight the virus, click here.

How can you contribute to fight against hunger?
• You can support the feeding of children with the Mid-Day Meal Programme, here.
• You can serve meals with Akshaya Patra’s COVID relief fund, here.
• You can become our social ambassador by following us on various social media platforms and sharing our posts and updates regularly.
• You can raise funds by organising a Fundraising campaign online here.

Every little support helps us move forward to feed children and the needy, one step at a time

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Disaster Relief

Akshaya Patra’s COVID-19 Relief Service across India

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The Akshaya Patra Foundation always stands up for the needy by providing its relief services during crisis. As the COVID-19 pandemic struck the globe, the NGO stepped up to provide relief services to the needy in India. The Foundation is providing cooked meals and dry grocery kits to the migrant labourers, daily wage workers, construction site workers, and needy people in old age homes and night shelters. In close association with the Government of India, State Governments and Local Administrations, and support from Volunteers and Donors, Akshaya Patra began its COVID-19 Food Relief Service on 25 March 2020.

During this lockdown period, Akshaya Patra has served 2,43,85,295 cooked meals and distributed 6,81,423 grocery kits as on 14 June 2020. The relief service activities are carried out with great precaution and safety measures in Rajasthan, Karnataka, Telangana, Gujarat, Maharashtra, NCR, Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Assam, Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand, West Bengal, Punjab and Tripura.

Here are some clippings to provide you an overview of Akshaya Patra’s tireless service during the unprecedented crisis.

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1. Akshaya Patra reaches the 3 crore mark in COVID-19 relief services


2. Akshaya Patra serves 30,000 migrants in Delhi during COVID-19 crisis

3. Akshaya Patra helps the needy during the Corona crisis

4. Akshaya Patra Delivers Meal Boxes to the Needy During the Corona Crisis

5. Akshaya Patra’s COVID-19 Relief Operations in Jaipur

6. Hope In A Box – Akshaya Patra Relief Services

7. Akshaya Patra COVID-19 Relief Service

8. Shridhar Venkat speaks on World Health Day

9. COVID-19 Relief Services by Akshaya Patra

10. Akshaya Patra COVID-19 Relief Service

10. Akshaya Patra serves 5 crore meals during its COVID-19 relief service

Be a part of Akshaya Patra’s COVID-19 Relief Service and provide food to thousands of needy

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