"I love the food that is given here in the Akshaya Patra meal. It motivates me to come to school." Bhabhani Behera, Student in Primary School, Puri
Too many of India's children are forced to choose food over education
Rather than attend school, many children must work to earn their daily meal. The result? Poor health and educational outcomes that trap them in the cycle of poverty.
We serve wholesome meals to 1.7 million schoolchildren every day
Our meals give children an incentive to attend school and provide them with the nutrients growing children need to succeed.
To make a big impact, we needed big kitchens
With more than 1/3 of all children in India suffering from malnourishment, making an impact is no easy task. So we designed high-tech, high-yield kitchens that have allowed us to grow exponentially.
produced by each kitchen
are prepared in one hour
across India serve 1.6 million children
We can feed one child for an entire year with just $20
Our government partners provide cash and grain subsidies that cut our cost per meal by over a half! This partnership, combined with our innovative service model, allows us to scale our impact.
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