“In just a few years, Akshaya Patra has become the largest single feeding programme in the world. Your example of using advanced technologies in central kitchens to reach children in 5,700 schools is an imaginative approach that has the potential to serve as a model for other countries."
Your generosity gives a child the chance at a brighter future
Prior to March 2020
Mid-Day Meal served to 1.8 million children every school day
COVID-19 Relief Efforts with cooked meals and grocery kits
Shramik Train Passenger Feeding
Happiness Kits in lieu of Mid-Day Meals
Bihar and Assam Flood Relief
Mid-Day Meal Resumes
Food Relief Efforts 2.0
Every single donation makes an impact on someone’s life
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A star of the future!
Deepak Raju Paswan, Thane
“Since I go for practice in the evening directly from school, it is more beneficial for me as I get to eat something (Mid-Day Meal) before I go for kabaddi practice. Earlier, when I used to go directly from home, it was difficult as then I used to practice with half-empty stomach and used to feel weak. "Read full story
No child deserves to be left behind…
Priyanka Raut, Cuttack Odisha
Priyanka enjoys debates and has won a number of competitions. In fact, she has taken it upon herself to enlighten her classmates about eating nutritious food, and praises Akshaya Patra’s Mid-Day meal to them!Read full story
Making every meal a lesson in responsibility.
‘Kamala aunty’, as she is fondly known by the students of Government Primary School, Gubbalala, has been a caretaker for four years. She has created a routine that has organised the serving of the Mid-Day Meal at the school, making for an efficient process every day.Read full story
Igniting minds with proper nutrition.
Mohammad Abdulla, Telangana
A Class 4 student, Mohammad Abdulla, who aspires to become a doctor, says that his lunch helps him stay healthy and concentrate in class. Abdulla’s favourite meal is vegetable sambar and rice.Read full story
Thank you for helping us spread joy across the nation
14 States & 2 Union Territories
Key Awards Received
COVID Crusaders Award 2020 presented by IACC
Indian Chamber of Commerce - Social Impact Awards 2020
Rotary Karnataka CSR Awards 2020
The Mahatma Award for Social Good, 2019
Outlook Poshan Special Jury Award, 2019
Gandhi Peace Prize awarded by the Union Government on January, 2019
CSR Times Award 2018 for 'Eradicating Extreme Hunger, Poverty and Malnutrition.'
“The Akshaya Patra Programme has exhibited how the compassion of the people, combined with support from the Government, can bring a wonderful and meaningful impact.”
His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama
“A child’s hunger is entirely preventable. The simple and powerful mission of Akshaya Patra is not just ﬁlling empty bellies, but changing the trajectory of countless lives, and this gives us all a renewed sense of what is possible. And working together we can unleash possibility."
Indra K NooyiFormer Chairman & CEO, PepsiCo
“Tata Trusts is pleased to partner with The Akshaya Patra Foundation on several initiatives that collectively help fight critical issues such as hunger and malnutrition in a sustainable manner. These include collaboration on implementing the Mid-Day Meal Scheme in India and running community kitchen in earthquake-affected regions in Nepal.”