Saturday, 15 March 2014

Akshaya Patra, children’s nonprofit organisation serves ‘Food for Education’

In a country like India it is important to donate to nonprofit organisations. Where the disparity between the rich and poor is so great it is especially vital to have a nonprofit organisation for children. One such children’s nonprofit organization is The Akshaya Patra Foundation.

Feeding over 1.3 million children across 10,050 government schools in India every day, The Akshaya Patra Foundation is a nonprofit organization for children that tries to promote the cause of Food for Education. This children’s nonprofit organization is aiming to achieve its mission of feeding 5 million children by 2020. The country is dependent on the more fortunate to donate to nonprofit organisations such as Akshaya Patra to help turn the tide of poverty and hunger it rides on right now.

This nonprofit organization for children currently runs 21 kitchens across 9 states in India, with the latest kitchen being opened in Rourkela. By serving the mid-day meals in schools, this children’s nonprofit organization has created an incentive for parents to send their children to school. Most children come from low income families where the mid-day meal is often their only meal for the day. This meal provides the children with the basic nutrition they need through the healthy, tasty mid-day meals. It is vital to donate to nonprofit organisations such as Akshaya Patra to keep their good work carrying on.

This children’s nonprofit organisation holds hygiene above all else. Across all the kitchens run by this nonprofit organisation for children, stringent food safety systems are in place to ensure hygiene at all levels from food procurement, cooking, cleaning, loading and delivery, as well as personal hygiene from all the staff. Realising the worth of Akshaya Patra’s good deeds, many companies looking to donate to nonprofit organisations as part of their corporate social responsibility (CSR) plan have chosen to work with Akshaya Patra. Some names amongst these are Cisco, Jamsetji Tata Trust, Vasudev Adiga’s, SAIL and many others.

Also, this nonprofit organisation for children has been the recipient for many prestigious awards. The children’s nonprofit organisation is the five-time winner of the ICAI Gold Shield award for excellence in field of financial reporting and has been inducted into the ICAI Hall of Fame. It also received the Corporate Collateral Award Gold by PRCI in the Annual Report category, and won Gold in the Annual Report section of The League of American Communications Professionals (LACP), 2012/13 Vision Awards. Given its hard work and strong achievements in its drive towards realising its cause, generous patrons looking to donate to nonprofit organisations have found a worthy one in Akshaya Patra.

Akshaya Patra always looks to achieve new milestones. Help the Foundation reach that goal. Donate or Volunteer with Akshaya Patra to help take the cause of Food for Education forward.

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