Non Profit Organization
The Akshaya Patra Foundation is a non profit organization based out of Bangalore. It runs the world’s largest mid-day meal programme feeding more than 1.6 million children in India. It is one of the most reputed non profit organizations in India.
This non profit organization for children plays a significant role in the implementation and expansion of the Mid-Day Meal Scheme. The Central Government and State Governments partner with Non Profit Organization that is The Akshaya Patra Foundation to implement the Mid-Day Meal Programme in order to increase the number of children they reach out to. Thus many non profit organizations for children work towards countering hunger and malnutrition.
Akshaya Patra as a non profit organization promotes community participation through active volunteering and fundraising. It involves all sections of society and help make the mid-day meal scheme a ‘peoples’ programme.
This non profit organization is committed to eliminating classroom hunger and increasing children (enrolment) to schools and also ensure to keep them in school (reduce dropout rate) by providing nutritious meals every school day.
The non profit organization works with the vision―No child in India shall be deprived of education because of hunger. The mission is feed 5 million children by 2020.