About Us

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 1,63,829 children in 1,830 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 39,945 children in 583 schools.

Nayagarh: Our decentralised kitchen at Nayagarh, inaugurated in March 2007, presently reaches out to 17,944 children in 214 schools.

Rourkela: We began our operations in Rourkela in November 2013, with a centralised kitchen that currently feeds 33,888 children in 334 schools.

Bhubaneswar: The centralised kitchen at Bhubaneswar was started in July 2014, which at the moment feeds 72,052 children in 699 schools.

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