openPR Logo
Press release

60 MILLION COVID-19 Relief Meals Served in Last 60 Days Throughout India

06-17-2020 02:24 PM CET | Associations & Organizations

Press release from: The Akshaya Patra Foundation

60 MILLION COVID-19 Relief Meals Served in Last 60 Days

MASSIVE COVID RELIEF OPERATION IN INDIA: The Akshaya Patra Foundation (TAPF) in India is serving food to vulnerable populations who have been affected by the COVID-19 containment measures. Latest figures from June 10thshow that TAPF, and its supporting organisations, have served over 60 million meals to people from vulnerable communities, such as daily-wage earners, industrial workers, labourers at construction sites, etc., across India.

As soon as India declared a national lockdown on March 25th, TAPF launched into its national campaign to provide meals. As of June 10th, TAPF has served over 32 million freshly cooked meals and 684,384 food relief kits with essential groceries - amounting to over 28 million meal servings - totalling over 60 million meals served. The Foundation is undertaking this relief initiative in 17 states and two union territories in association with the Government of India, State Governments, UT Administrations and civic authorities.

Leveraging TAPF’s existing state-of-the-art kitchens across India, freshly cooked meals are prepared and served with the help of volunteers who maintain social distancing. Simultaneously, food relief kits are being distributed to vulnerable communities throughout India, including Delhi, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Punjab and Assam.The contents of these kits are based on the local palate of the region, with each kit having enough dry ration to cook up to 42 or 28 meals[1].

Speaking about these relief feeding efforts, Madhu Pandit Dasa, Chairman, The Akshaya Patra Foundation, said: “This has only been possible due to the collaborative efforts of everyone involved. I extend my deepest gratitude to various Governments, corporate partners, individual donors, motivated volunteers and all our well-wishers for enabling us to serve people in these difficult times through their sustained support. We will continue to extend our services as long as it is possible.’’

The Akshaya Patra Foundation #72, 3rd Floor, 3rd Main Road, 1st & 2nd Stage Yeshwantpur Industrial Suburb,
Rajajinagar Ward No. 10 Bengaluru – India

The Akshaya Patra Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation headquartered in Bengaluru, India, which strives to address issues like hunger and malnutrition in the country. By implementing the Mid-Day Meal Scheme in Government and Government-aided schools, Akshaya Patra aims to fight hunger and at the same time, bring children to school. Since 2000, Akshaya Patra has worked towards reaching out to children with wholesome food on every single school day. The Foundation is continuously leveraging technology to cater to millions of children. Its state-of-the-art kitchens have become a subject of study and attract curious visitors from around the world.
In partnership with the Government of India and various State Governments, and the inestimable support of many philanthropic donors and well-wishers, Akshaya Patra has grown from humble beginnings serving just 1,500 school children across five schools to becoming the world’s largest (not-for-profit run) mid-day meal programme, serving wholesome food to over 1.8 million children from 19,039 schools across 12 states & 2 union territories in India.

This release was published on openPR.

Permanent link to this press release:

Copy
Please set a link in the press area of your homepage to this press release on openPR. openPR disclaims liability for any content contained in this release.

You can edit or delete your press release 60 MILLION COVID-19 Relief Meals Served in Last 60 Days Throughout India here

News-ID: 2076180 • Views: 240

More Releases from The Akshaya Patra Foundation

Akshaya Patra Undertakes Relief Feeding to Support Government's Efforts During C …
The Government of India has announced a 21-day complete lockdown to contain COVID-19 pandemic outbreak, which has affected the lives of people in every section of life, especially vulnerable communities like migrant labourers and homeless people. The Government, on its part, is implementing various relief efforts to help them. The Akshaya Patra Foundation will be aiding the Government's efforts by providing food relief in various locations across the country. We
Dishoom, the leading restaurant chain in the UK visited Akshaya Patra beneficiar …
Mumbai, India - February 10, 2020: Dishoom, the renowned restaurant chain in the United Kingdom, visited two Akshaya Patra beneficiary schools in Thane, Mumbai, as part of their CSR project. During the visit, they interacted with the children and served mid-day meals to them. Dishoom is one of Akshaya Patra's biggest donors in the UK. They have contributed to over 7 million meals to the Foundation's school feeding programme
Former NASA Engineer, Gabe Gabrielle Interacts with Akshaya Patra Beneficiaries …
The Akshaya Patra Foundation organised Space Talk, an interactive session with the former engineer at the Kennedy Space Center for NASA, George ‘Gabe’ Gabrielle for its beneficiaries in Bengaluru, Karnataka. It was aimed at providing children exposure to space education and opportunities and attended by 200 enthusiastic children from GHS Peenya and GHS Bagalgunte. A former engineer at the Kennedy Space Center for NASA, Gabe visits schools to talk to students
Maharaja of Mysuru Launches Akshaya Patra’s School and Student Transformation …
The Akshaya Patra Foundation’s school rejuvenation programme, ‘School and Student Transformation – A Model School Initiative’ was launched by Maharaja of Mysuru, His Highness Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar at the Government Lower Primary School – Ravindranagar in Bengaluru on 13 December 2018. The event was graced by M S Archana, I.A.S. - CEO, Bengaluru Urban Zilla Panchayat; S Muniraju, President – Bengaluru Urban Zilla Panchayat; T G

All 5 Releases


More Releases for India

01-17-2011 | Health & Medicine
KJIVF
IVF India, Test Tube baby India
The aim of setting up KJIVF is to help infertile couples in achieving conception through modern diagnostic and treatment methods. KJIVF Centre has given the best results by blessing infertile couples of advanced age with children, these couples could never dream of becoming parents. Thousands of babies are conceived through in-vitro fertilization (IVF) each year; In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) means fertilization outside the body. A baby developed from an egg that
Beach Holiday India- Best Beaches in India
The natural beauty, exotic locations and rich heritage has helped India to stand as the most visited and most popular tourist spot in the world. The status of “Incredible India”, is defined by an incredible range of nature’s blessings on the Indian subcontinent and this incredibility is doubled by one of the most fabulous tourism option available in the country that are the brilliant and majestic beaches in India.
ISO 27001 India, 27001 training India ISO
Coral eSecure is information Risk Management advisory with specific focus on Information Security (ISO 27001, ISO 17799, PCI, COBIT, HIPAA, GLBA, and DPA), Business Continuity (BS25999) and ITIL/ IT Service Management (ISO 20000). Coral is the FIRST Indian consulting organization which provides an Integrated Management System Consulting, Consisting of ISO 27001, ISO 20000 and BS25999 – ALL THREE IN ONE! Coral provides Consulting, Assurance audit and Training to address these
Interior Designers India, Designers and Architects India
Today, we have recognized ourselves as a booming beauty interior designing firm, offering services that include interior designing. We are a winning firm, which is based on the strong foundation of innovative and original ideas for interior, architectural and landscaping designing services. Synergy Corporate Interior Design Association has more corporate members. Who provide Products and services. We support Interior Designers India, Designers and Architects India. We are committed to the
Domain Registration India, Web Hosting India, Payment Gateway India
Indiainternet.in is a Quality Web Hosting Company India, provide all web related support and Web hosting services like linux web hosting, windows web hosting, web hosting packages, domain registration in india, Corporate email solution, business email hosting, payment gateway integration, SSL with supports like free php, cgi, asp, free msaccess, free cdonts, free webmail, web based control panel, unlimited ftp access, unlimited data transfer. During the domain registration process, you will
ISO 27001 india, 27001 training india ISO, 17799 training india ISO, Compliance …
Our foundation of service delivery is based on sound research - thereby customers realizing definitive delight and Assurance resilience in their management system. We provide Consulting Services for ISO 27001 india, 27001 training india ISO,17799 training India ISO Security, BCM/BS25999, SAS 70, COBIT Implementation, Annual Compliance Check, Best Practices Implementation, & Quick Gap Analysis. It is a set of ‘best practices’ controls - management and systems - that enables