Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Akshaya Patra in Hyderabad Provides Mid-day Meals for Children

Akshaya Patra Hyderabad is the Telangana wing of The Akshaya Patra Foundation. Being one of the long running non governmental organizations in India, the Foundation has achieved great scale and sustainability in the past 15 years since its inception. Born in the year 2000, feeding 1,500 children across 5 schools in Bengaluru, today the organisation provides the daily, nutritious mid-day meal to over 1.4 million children across 10 states of India. Through 24 kitchen units that cook the healthy food for the children across 10,845 Government schools in the country, the organisation works to end classroom hunger in the country. This organisation follows the vision that ‘No child in India shall be deprived of education because of hunger’ and is working to achieve its mission of feeding 5 million children by 2020. To sustain this programme is a Herculean task that requires the involvement of the whole community. To encourage people to contribute to this cause the Government of India allows for tax deductible donations to benefit both the contributor and the beneficiary.

MId day Meal in Hyderabad

Akshaya Patra Hyderabad was established in the year 2008 and today feeds nearly 55,000 children across 454 schools in the region. The kitchen established in the state of Telangana follows the centralised kitchen format to cook food for these thousands of children. This is one of the features that make Akshaya Patra stand out amongst the non governmental organizations in India as a case study to follow. 

Know more about how Akshaya Patra Centralized Kitchens are producing large quantity of food, what are the menus and how donations can be tax deductible @ 


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