The Akshaya Patra Foundation

The Akshaya Patra Foundation (TAPF) is headquartered in Bengaluru, India and is a not-for-profit organization. Our organization endeavors to battle issues such as hunger and malnutrition in India, by implementing the Mid-Day Meal Scheme in the Government schools as well as government-aided schools. Akshaya Patra points to battle hunger and to bring children to school. Since 2000, the organization has worked towards achieving more children with nutritious food on each and every school day.

Akshaya Patra is persistently leveraging innovative technologies to cater to millions of children. Its state-of-the-art kitchens have turned into a subject of study and they attract inquisitive visitors worldwide. In partnership with the Government of India, different State Governments, the boundless support from numerous businesses, philanthropic donors and well-wishers; we’ve developed from our humble beginnings in the year 2000, serving only 1,500 children across 5 schools. At present, Akshaya Patra is the world’s biggest (not-for-profit run) mid-day meal program serving nutritious food to more than 1.6 million children from 13,529 schools crosswise over 11 states in India.

A brief on the growth of The Akshaya Patra Foundation On November 28, 2001 the Supreme Court of India passed a mandate that: “Cooked mid-day meal is to be provided in all the Government and Government-aided primary schools in all the states.” Akshaya Patra was also called upon to provide testimonies to the Supreme Court. By the time the Ministry of Human Resource Development – Department of School Health and Education extended its support to the initiative in 2003, Akshaya Patra was already reaching out to 23,000 children. Today, Akshaya Patra has kitchens in 27 locations spread across 11 states in India, a result of the successful partnership with the Government of India, various State Governments and generous supporters.

“No child in India shall be deprived of education because of hunger”

The Akshaya Patra Foundation, Hyderabad is started in 2008, with a centralized Kitchen at Patancheru, serving mid-day meals for 54849 Children in 454 Government Schools of Medak district in Telangana. And also every day, it is feeding around 20,000 Anganwadi women in Hyderabad.


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