Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Akshaya Patra feeds India's Young

Very often people want to donate some of their wealth to charity but don’t know which organisation to target or how to approach them. The Akshaya Patra Foundation is a not for profit organisation that works to eliminate childhood poverty in India by providing food for education to children in need. This NGO in Bangalore started its operations in Karnataka and today reaches out to 1.39 million children across 10,631 government schools across the country on every school day. This charity in Karnataka now has 22 kitchens across 9 states in India, with a mission to feed 5 million children by 2020. The ease with which interested donors can access this organisation is also great. Online donation for charity is just one of the ways those interested can get involved with this Foundation.

The NGO in Bangalore has six kitchens in the state. One can gain an understanding of how this charity in Karnataka operates by visiting any of the kitchens at HK Hill (Bangalore), Vasanthapura (Bangalore), Mysore, Mangalore, Bellary or Hubli. An online donation for charity toward any of these kitchens will help the Foundation reach out to many more children in the state.

All the six kitchens of this NGO in Bangalore are centralised kitchens. These kitchens are highly mechanised and implement Food Safety Management Systems to ensure that the food is tasty, hygienic and meets the quality requirements every day. The charity in Karnataka runs 20 centralised and 2 decentralised kitchens across India. Recognising the need for an alternative plan in areas with low road connectivity and infrastructure, the Foundation runs decentralised kitchens employing local women Self Help Groups (SHGs) under the guidance of the organisation personnel. Online donation for charity like Akshaya Patra will help the organisation fulfil its mission.

The NGO in Bangalore encourages participation from the community in many ways. Visiting a kitchen and spreading the word of this worthy cause via social media, spending time at a school interacting with the children, sparing weekends to teach your valuable skills to the children in workshops or hosting fund raising events are all met with great delight at this charity in Karnataka. Online donation for charity toward Akshaya Patra for just Rs 750 will be enough to feed one child the nutritious mid-day meal for an entire year.

The NGO in Bangalore receives funding for its operations through the Government of India, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and private donors. Out of a total 22 kitchens in India, 11 of these are ISO 22000:2005 certified with the remaining in the process of receiving certification. This charity in Karnataka is also striving to improve and grow so that it may realise its vision that no child in India shall be deprived of education because of hunger. You can make an online donation for charity to this organisation or volunteer to help feed more of these innocent young children in India.

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