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 PM Poshan Abhiyaan (formerly known as the Mid-Day Meal Programme). 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 1,74,112 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 48,040 children in 582 schools.
Nayagarh: Our decentralised kitchen at Nayagarh, inaugurated in March 2007, presently reaches out to 18,150 children in 213 schools.
Rourkela: We began our operations in Rourkela in November 2013, with a centralised kitchen that currently feeds 33,406 children in 335 schools.
Bhubaneswar: The centralised kitchen at Bhubaneswar was started in July 2014, which at the moment feeds 74,516 children in 710 schools.