Akshaya Patra Foundation is a not-for-profit organization providing hot, nutritious freshly cooked classroom lunches for nearly 1.3 million underprivileged children in India. It is a Non-Governmental Organization in India.
The Foundation was started in 2000 The Sanskrit word Akshaya Patra means abundant, inexhaustible bowl of food), and it has its origin in the Hindu epic Mahabharata.
In June 2000, Akshaya Patra started feeding 1500 children in 5 schools in Bangalore. At that time there was no State run school meal program in Karnataka. Within just 10 years of its inception, Akshaya Patra today feeds nearly 1.3 million children in 8 states from 18 kitchens all over India.
A public-private partnership project, Akshaya Patra is a secular program that claims to combine good management, innovative technology and smart engineering to deliver school lunch at a fraction of the cost of similar programs in other parts of the... Read More