The Akshaya Patra Foundation in Karnataka
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The Akshaya Patra Foundation is an NGO feeding millions of underserved children in India. It trains its efforts towards eliminating hunger and malnutrition among children through its school lunch programme in Government and Government-aided schools. Its feeding programme – the largest such NGO-operated initiative in the world – aims to not only fight hunger but also bring children to school.
In Karnataka, where the Foundation was established in the year 2000, Akshaya Patra has seven kitchens in five cities. A total of 4,86,172 children in 2,968 schools in the state are fed through these kitchens.
Following are the Foundation’s kitchens in Karnataka:
Bengaluru – HK Hill: The ISO-certified centralised kitchen at HK Hill, set up in June 2000, currently feeds 96,635 children in 635 schools.
Hubballi: Established in July 2004, the ISO-certified centralised kitchen at Hubballi reaches out to 1,36,111 children across 807 schools.
Mangaluru: Akshaya Patra’s centralised kitchen in Mangaluru presently feeds 17,024 children in 139 schools. It was set up in December 2004.
Mysuru: The Foundation launched its kitchen in Mysuru in August 2004. A total of 23,450 children in 164 schools are fed by this centralised kitchen.
Ballari: Akshaya Patra’s Ballari kitchen came up in July 2006. This ISO-certified centralised kitchen currently reaches out to 1,11,333 children in 577 schools.
Bengaluru –Vasanthapura: The Foundation’s ISO-certified centralised kitchen at Vasanthapura in Bengaluru, operational since July 2007, presently reaches out to 1,01,619 children in 646 schools.
Jigani: This centralised kitchen is started in November 2017. It reaches out to 25,000 children in 159 schools.
A child can be a fed nutritious school lunch every day for a whole a year for just Rs 950, thanks in great measure to Government subsidy and provision of food grains. Donate now to support children’s education!
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