Akshaya Pātra USA

Unlimited food for education

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2017 Spice Affair Event with Chef Sanjeev Kapoor

Akshaya Patra - Los Angeles Chapter

2014 - 2015 Overview

The LA Chapter of Akshaya Patra USA has been working hard to spread awareness for the foundation and raise funds to help feed more children in India. Every month the LA Chapter represents Akshaya Patra at Southern California events. 
October 2014

The LA Chapter hosted a gala and dinner reception at the home of Ravi and Vandana Tilak in Palos Verdes Estates. Shekhar Kapur spoke, as well as Manish Dayal.  It was a beautiful evening celebrating the children of India.

November 2014

The Chopra Foundation invited and hosted the LA team to present Akshaya Patra at a retreat with Dr. Deepak Chopra. Emily Rosenbaum, the CEO, spoke on stage about the joy of feeding children in India to over 700 people in the audience.

January 2015

Akshaya Patra hosted their annual dinner gala at the Renaissance Hotel in Long Beach CA, with special guests Dr. Deepak Chopra and President Fox. They gave inspiring, heartwarming talks and created an uplifted consciousness for giving to India's children. In addition, we honored The Tarsadia Foundation and MSI Stone who have been loyal supporters of Akshaya Patra for many years. 

April 2015

The Chopra Foundation invited LA Chapter Chair Vandana Tilak to speak about Akshaya Patra at the Seduction of Spirit Retreat





May 2015

Jewelry show and sale by Mumbai's renowned jewelry designer Roopa Vohra.  The show was held at the homes of Kalpana and Mayur Patel in Newport Coast, and Ravi and Vandana Tilak in Palos Verdes and was a huge success. 

June 2015

 Vandana Tilak, Chapter Chair, was invited to speak at the PAN IIT Conference in Santa Clara about the hidden fees and costs for non-profits. 


July 2015

Honorable Mr. Devandra Fadnavis, Chief Minister of Maharashtra, visited California. A reception in his honor was held in Palos Verdes, CA, at the home of Ravi and Vandana Tilak. The chief minister was welcomed by Akshaya Patra supporters. Mr. Fadnavis gave an inspiring speech and announced the addition of two new Akshaya Patra kitchens scheduled to be built in Maharashtra near Nashik and Palghar. 

August 2015

Akshaya Patra booth at India's Independence Day Celebration with over 4,000 people attending. 





September 2015

Akshaya Patra booth at the Irvine Global Village Festival with an attendance of over 15,000 people.                                                                            

October 2015

Comedy and Bollywood Dance Fest with Maz Jobrani, Rajiv Satyal, Paul Varghese, Savithri Dance Academy and Nrityodaya Kathak Academy. Also the worldwide launch of the #FeedingDreamers campaign.