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 in India - by implementing the Mid-Day Meal Programme in government and government-aided schools. Carrying out the world’s largest feeding programme, Akshaya Patra aims to not only fight hunger with nutritious meals but also bring children to school.
In Odisha – a state located in the eastern part of India – we have four kitchens reaching out to 1,80,140 children in 1,840 schools.
Our Kitchens in Odisha
With hygiene and cleanliness as our topmost priority, we operate through two kitchen models: Centralised and Decentralised. In Odisha, where we established ourselves in June 2006, we have both these kitchen models.
Puri: Our first kitchen in the state was established at Puri in June 2006. This centralised kitchen currently feeds 49,078 children in 661 schools.
Nayagarh: Our decentralised kitchen at Nayagarh, inaugurated in March 2007, presently reaches out to 23,976 children in 342 schools.
Rourkela: We began our operations in Rourkela in November 2013, with a centralised kitchen that currently feeds 48,999 children in 420 schools.
Bhubaneswar: The newest addition to our reach in Odisha is our centralised kitchen at Bhubaneswar, which at the moment feeds 58,087 children in 417 schools.