Of the charitable organisations in India, The Akshaya Patra Foundation is one of the most well-known names across the country. Known for their noble work in providing food for education through the mid-day meal programme, the Foundation today runs 22 kitchens, feeding children from 10,631 government schools across India. One of the most mechanised kitchens, the organisation runs is at Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh. The Vrindavan NGO feeds 139,262 children across 1,874 government schools on every school day. Akshaya Patra being a charity organisation accepts contributions from those interested, in the form of NGO donations online, as well as payments in cheque or demand draft.
Akshaya Patra is one of the charitable organisations in India working to free the country from classroom hunger. The organisation currently feeds 1.39 million school children every day, and is on the mission to feed 5 million by 2020. With a vision that no child shall be deprived of education because of hunger, the Foundation is moving forward by leaps and strides to achieve its milestones. The Vrindavan NGO also exemplifies Akshaya Patra’s commitment to quality, hygiene and safety. The ISO 22000:2005 centralised kitchen uses state of the art machinery and Food Safety Management Systems to reduce human contact with the food, thereby maintaining hygiene, quality and taste every day. Well-wishers who make NGO donations online toward the Foundation have done a lot to help the organisation maintain these excellent standards, when providing the mid-day meal.
It is vital for charitable organisations in India to maintain high levels of transparency in all its work to create trust between its donors and management. Therefore Akshaya Patra issues an impressively detailed annual report and donor report outlining the Foundation’s progress, the past year. These also make note of any developments that the Foundation would like to share with its donors. For example the Vrindavan NGO is equipped with a roti making machine that can produce up to 40,000 rotis per hour, and is even fitted with sprinklers to make sure the oil is distributed evenly. Assistance received through NGO donations online has helped the operation scale up significantly in the past few years.
Charitable organisations in India like Akshaya Patra is helping over a million children a day, still comes across some beneficiaries that stand out and make an impact. A beneficiary of the Vrindavan NGO, Rohit, initially began visiting the school only to eat the meal. Soon however, he developed an interest in the classes as well, taking part in activities and making friends, and started attending the classes regularly. Akshaya Patra is dependent on supporters of the cause making NGO donations online so that more children like Rohit can benefit from the programme. Interestingly, helping the cause does not come at a steep price. A donation of just Rs 750/- is enough to feed one child for an entire year. If you would like to support this cause, volunteer or donate with The Akshaya Patra Foundation today.
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