The Akshaya Patra Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation headquartered in Bengaluru, India. The organisation strives to fight issues like hunger and malnutrition in India. By implementing the Mid-Day Meal Scheme in the Government schools and Government aided schools, Akshaya Patra aims not only to fight hunger but also to bring children to school.
Since 2000, the organisation has worked towards reaching more children with wholesome food on every single school day.
Akshaya Patra is continuously leveraging technology to cater to millions of children. Its state-of-the-art kitchens have become a subject of study and they attract curious visitors from around the world.
In partnership with the Government of India and various State Governments, and inestimable support from many businesses, philanthropic donors and well-wishers; Akshaya Patra has grown from our humble beginnings in the year 2000, serving just 1,500 children across 5 schools. Currently, Akshaya Patra’s school lunch programme feeds over 1.8 million children from 19,039 schools across 12 states and 2 union territories of India.