Akshaya Patra is the world’s largest NGO-run mid day meal program. The Foundation serves over 1.3 million underprivileged children with freshly prepared, nutritious meals every day. There are many children for whom the lunch provided by Akshaya Patra is the only complete meal for the day. These meals also act as a powerful incentive for parents to send and keep their children in school.
Surya- a home accessory solutions brand got involved with the noble mission of Akshaya Patra earlier in 2012. They donated $250,000 to help provide thousands of children with healthy meals for an entire year. In a recent event, Surya’s President, Satya Tiwari decided to use an upcoming local race- the Atlanta AllState Half-Marathon to promote the cause.
He along with his team of Surya employees ran in the marathon and obtained the help of family, friends, customers and the local community in raising donations for the program they named it as “Miles for Meals”. This program enabled to raise over $29,000. Akshaya Patra will be able to feed 1,941 children in the coming year, with the valuable contribution Surya made to the Foundation.
Akshaya Patra is thankful to the entire team of Surya for creating awareness and raising fund for Akshaya Patra. The Foundation is grateful too, to all the valuable donors for their sensitiveness towards the cause of Akshaya Patra.