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.
Akshaya Patra’s first centralised tribal kitchen in Telangana to serve meals to 30,000 children
The kitchen will provide mid-day meals to over 30,000 Government school children