About Us

The Akshaya Patra Foundation is a non-profit organisation feeding millions of underserved children in India. We are committed to eradicating the two most critical issues - hunger and malnutrition among children by implementing the PM Poshan Abhiyaan (formerly known as the Mid-Day Meal Programme) in Government schools and Government-aided schools. 

Carrying out the world’s largest NGO-run feeding programme, the NGO in India aims to not only fight hunger but also bring children to school.

In Karnataka – a south-western state in India, we have eight kitchens in six locations, which feed 4,34,558 children in 3,027schools.  

Our Kitchens in Karnataka


Akshaya Patra was launched in Bengaluru in Karnataka in the year 2000. The NGO in India later expanded its presence to Hubballi, Mangaluru, Mysuru, Jigani and Ballari.

Bengaluru – HK Hill: The ISO-certified centralised kitchen at HK Hill was set up in June 2000. It currently reaches out to 78,982 children in 441 schools under PM Poshan Abhiyaan.

Hubballi: This ISO-certified centralised kitchen at Hubballi was established in December 2004 and currently feeds 1,24,476 children in 817 schools. 

Mangaluru: We began our operations in Mangaluru in August 2004. Our centralised kitchen here currently reaches out to 15,345 children in 164 schools.

Mysuru: In July 2007, we launched our kitchen in Mysuru. A total of 15,118 children in 130 schools are fed by this centralised kitchen.

Ballari: We established our kitchen at Ballari in July 2004. This ISO-certified centralised kitchen currently feeds 86,242 children in 560 schools under PM Poshan Abhiyaan.

Bengaluru – Vasanthapura: The newest addition to our reach in Karnataka – the Vasanthapura kitchen in Bengaluru – was established in July 2006. This ISO-certified centralised kitchen presently reaches out to 71,936 children in 509 schools.

Jigani: In November 2017, our ISO-certified centralised in Jigani was established. It currently feeds 36,552 children in 341 schools.

Jalahalli: Jalahalli’s centralised kitchen was established in August 2021 and serves mid-day meals under PM Poshan Abhiyaan to 5,907 children in 65 schools.

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