Unless we witness, it becomes little difficult to fathom the real benefit of our contribution as charity donation to NGOs. Through our contribution of resources, time and skill, we can get involved with NGOs working towards various causes. The Akshaya Patra Foundation is an Indian NGO implementing the mid-day meal programme in schools across India. Currently, the NGO is functional in 24 locations across 10 states thereby feeding more than 1.4 million children. Akshaya Patra Hubli is one of the 24 locations where the NGO has been operational since July 2004. Presently, the kitchen of Akshaya Patra Hubli caters to the mid-day meal requirement of 126,693 children across 789 government schools. The NGO has always strived toward maximising production through innovative and sustainable technology and the kitchen at Hubli is one such example. The centralised kitchen has been upgraded to function by harnessing the power of gravity. The entire kitchen has been designed in a way that right from pre-production stage to loading of cooked meals in to the delivery vans the whole process makes use of the gravitational mechanism.
Over the years of implementing the school lunch programme, Akshaya Patra Hubli has seen the positive impact mid-day meal has had on the children. The kitchen caters to the South Indian palate and serves rice, rasam (a South Indian soup), dal (lentil curry), sambar (lentil based vegetable stew) and vegetable dishes. By this programme, many children started to hope for their dream can be achievable. Many beneficiaries of the organization have their own stories of hope. These stories are a window to the world of millions of beneficiaries and they also reveal how charity donation helps in feeding the hopes of these children. These beneficiaries already have the hopes, dream and the dedication to achieve it, the only thing they need is a little support, encourage and care from you.
Charity donation to Akshaya Patra will help the Foundation to continue implementing the mid-day meal programme in schools. Your support will also enable the Foundation to expand its reach to new locations. The mid-day meal acts as a supporting pillar for the education schemes initiated by the Government of India. As the mid-day meal acts like an incentive for children to attend school and for parents to send their children to school, your contribution will allow more and more children to benefit from the goodness of nutritious meals and education. Researches also show that nutritious mid-day meal has impacted positively on the health, concentration, attendance and enrolment levels among children. It has also helped in decreasing drop-outs among school children.
The donation of 750 towards Akshaya Patra can feed one child each day for an entire year. This donation also makes the donor eligible to receive 100% tax exemption for the amount donated. Thus contribution towards mid-day meal programme proves to be of double benefit, both to the beneficiary and the donor. Contribute charity donation towards school lunch programme and provide wholesome food for education to millions of Indian children.