The Akshaya Patra Foundation is a non-profit organisation feeding millions of underserved children in India. We are committed to eradicating two most critical issues - hunger and malnutrition among children by implementing the Mid-Day Meal Programme in government and government-aided schools. Carrying out the world’s largest NGO-run feeding programme, Akshaya Patra aims to not only fight hunger but also bring children to school.
In Karnataka – a southwestern state in India, we have six kitchens in five locations, which feed 4,86,172 children in 2,968 schools.
Our Kitchens in Karnataka
Akshaya Patra was launched in Bengaluru in Karnataka in the year 2000. We later expanded our presence to Hubballi, Mangaluru, Mysuru and Ballari.
Bengaluru – HK Hill: The ISO-certified centralised kitchen at HK Hill was set up in June 2000. It currently reaches out to 96,635 children in 635 schools.
Hubballi: This ISO-certified centralised kitchen at Hubballi was established in July 2004 and currently feeds 1,36,111 children in 807 schools.
Mangaluru: We began our operations in Mangaluru in December 2004. Our centralised kitchen here currently reaches out to 17,024 children in 139 schools.
Mysuru: In August 2004, we launched our kitchen in Mysuru. A total of 23,450 children in 164 schools are fed by this centralised kitchen.
Ballari: We established our kitchen at Ballari in July 2006. This ISO-certified centralised kitchen currently feeds 1,11,333 children in 577 schools.
Bengaluru –Vasanthapura: The newest addition to our reach in Karnataka – the Vasanthapura kitchen in Bengaluru – was established in July 2007. This ISO-certified centralised kitchen presently reaches out to 1,01,619 children in 646 schools.
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