School meal program for children in India

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School meals for the poorest children in India

One in three of the world’s malnourished children live in India.

Families facing extreme poverty often have to make choices that the rest of us find difficult to stomach. Sending a child to school is not a priority if you are struggling to get enough food and even if a child does make it to school, a hungry pupil is not the best learner.

The Akshaya Patra Foundation is the world’s largest NGO providing school meals to over 1.3 million of India’s most deprived children. In partnership with the Indian government, local authorities, businesses and private individuals, we provide healthy meals across nine Indian states to 9,075 schools.

By providing free nutritious meals, the Foundation encourages families to send their children to school and allows pupils to concentrate better when they are in class. Attendance at schools with free meals increases and the enrolment of girls at school is also improved.

It is hoped that by increasing the opportunity for education, families will then have the chance to pull themselves out of poverty.

Our mission is to feed five million children by 2020.


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Eradicate hunger
One third of the world’s malnourished children live in India, and malnutrition is the underlying cause of over two million deaths of children under age five in India each year.

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Promote education
21 million primary school age children in India are not in school. For students enrolled in school, 40% will drop out before reaching the fifth grade.

One Child at the Time ●

One child at the time
A secular programme, which provides unlimited, nutrition-rich food everyday to deserving school children, and with every child educated , a full family comes out of the cycle of poverty.

About Akshaya Patra Foundation UK

Our mission is to simultaneously address childhood hunger and malnutrition and to promote education for underserved children in India. Akshaya Patra believes that no child should be denied equitable access to food and education.

UK Registered charity number: 1117756

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60 Worship Street 
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