The Akshaya Patra Foundation is a non-profit organisation feeding millions of underserved children in India. We are committed to eradicating two crucial 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 NGO-run feeding programme, Akshaya Patra aims to not only fight hunger with nutritious meals but also bring children to school.
In the western Indian state of Rajasthan, we have five kitchens which currently feed 1,70,723 children in 2,672 schools.
Our Kitchens in Rajasthan
Hygiene and cleanliness are our topmost priority and we operate through two models: Centralised kitchen and Decentralised centre. In Rajasthan, where we established ourselves in February 2004, we have both these kitchen models.
Jaipur: We launched our operations in Jaipur in February 2004. Our centralised kitchen here currently feeds 1,02,352 children in 1,624 schools.
Baran: We have a decentralised centre at Baran, established in April 2005, which presently reaches out to 11,020 children in 155 schools.
Nathdwara: In Nathdwara, we have an ISO-certified centralised kitchen that currently feeds 28,009 children in 561 schools. It began operations in June 2006.
Jodhpur: We started operations in Jodhpur in August 2013. Our kitchen there currently reaches out to 13,109 children in 140 schools.
Ajmer: Our centralised kitchen at Ajmer currently feeds 16,233 children in 192 schools.