Akshaya Patra's Mid-Day Meal Programme provides food to 18,00,907 lakh children on a school day and provides food to 19,039 schools across India.
Since 2000, Akshaya Patra has been providing fresh and nutritious meals to children on every single school day. Akshaya Patra is a partnership with the Government of India and various state governments and corporates' support. Individual donors have helped it grow from serving 1,500 children in 5 schools to 1.8 million children.
Akshaya Patra is the world’s largest Mid-Day Meal Programme serving food on every school day to over 1.8 million children from 19,039 schools across 12 states and 2 Union Territories of India.