The Akshaya Patra Foundation in India, feeds the children studying in Government and Government-aided schools and the smiles on their faces speak a million words that express gratitude. With your help and support, we empower children who have small and big dreams alike. When you donate to charity, you ensure that children’s school days are filled with nutritious meals.
The future of a person lies in their hands. But, for children, it lies on their elders who support them in achieving their dreams. There are millions of children, whose dreams never come true due to their financial instability. To support such children, there are many NGOs that take care of their health, food, education, welfare, etc.
Sponsor to feed a child in India
If you want to sponsor a child from India, make sure that you support a trusted organization that addresses their needs. The Akshaya Patra Foundation is one such NGO that provides unlimited food for education to support the dreams of children who come from challenging backgrounds. It takes just £12 to feed an underprivileged child in India for a whole school year.
Here is a glimpse of one such dream:
Afroz studies in Ballari’s Government school in 7th standard. He has learned to love nature from his father. He has also learned to stay focused, balance, and have patience. From then onwards, he has idolized his father and dreams of becoming a businessman to earn loads of money and take his father’s pottery business to a greater height.
Regular and wholesome meals provided by Akshaya Patra helped Afroz in improving his concentration span and ability to focus. Mid-day meals are a means to help in eliminating classroom hunger and gives him single-mindedness to achieve his dream of becoming a successful entrepreneur.
India runs the largest Mid-Day Meal Programme and The Akshaya Patra Foundation is recognised as the world’s largest NGO-run school meal programme. The organisation that began feeding children in one location – Bengaluru, in 2000, is spread across 52 locations in 12 states and 2 union territories. If you plan to donate money to charity in India, choose Akshaya Patra.
What makes Akshaya Patra different from other mid-day meal NGOs?
Akshaya Patra prepares nutritious food from its centralized and decentralized kitchens situated in 50 and two locations respectively, ensuring that the meals leaving the kitchens are packed and served hot. The foremost priority is given to cleanliness and hygiene.
Get a complete list of Akshaya Patra’s kitchens serving mid-day meals in each state – here. Great care is taken to ensure that the kitchens adhere to Food Safety Management Systems (FSMS guidelines):
- Selection of raw materials
- Standard storage and allotment system
- Sterilization of utensils and cooking equipment
- Usage of 304-grade stainless steel vessels
- Training of cooks and supervisors to ensure food safety
- Undertaking pest control measures
- Checking critical points like cooking temperature, the temperature while packing meals, the temperature of the food when it reaches the schools, etc.
By supporting the Mid-Day Meal Programme, you also help to sponsor a child’s education in India.
How to Support a Child’s Education in India?
With every donation towards Akshaya Patra, you feed children with healthy and wholesome meals for an entire academic year. By doing so, you ensure that their overall development is taken care of, which includes physical and cognitive development.
By donating ₹3300(£33), you ensure that three children can fight classroom hunger and concentrate on studies and not on their growling stomach. By helping them focus on studies, you support them to score better in academics.
The Akshaya Patra Foundation – UK
Akshaya Patra in the UK provides free meals during summer to children in holiday clubs and community centers. The Foundation also feeds homeless people in night shelters to help eliminate hunger. Imagine the joy of bringing a positive change in the lives of people! The satisfaction of seeing people smile on a full stomach is overwhelming.
There is no right time to donate. Why should you wait for the right time to do good for someone? Donate to Akshaya Patra to enable millions of lives to walk on the path of progress – be it children, adults, or old people.
Children may be small yet, but not their dreams. Dreams make people. How many dreams would you like to support today?