Akshaya Pātra USA

Unlimited food for education

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Hungry for School

Akshaya Patra USA has released an introductory brochure Hungry for School for 2015! Learn about Akshaya Patra's unique program and how you can get support the dreams of those children who are hungry for school. 
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Lucknow Kitchen Opens!

With the generous support of the Caterpillar Foundation and private donors, Akshaya Patra has opened a new kitchen facility in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.
Akshaya Patra USA raises funds and awareness to eradicate child hunger and promote education for under-served children in India.
Too many of India's children are forced to choose food over education

Rather than attend school, many children must work to earn their daily meal. The result? Poor health and educational outcomes that trap them in the cycle of poverty.

  • 1/3

    of the world's malnourished children live in India

  • 40%

    drop out before reaching the 5th grade

  • 90%

    drop out to work for money or to help at home

We serve wholesome meals to 1.4 million schoolchildren every day

Our meals give children an incentive to attend school and provide them with the nutrients growing children need to succeed.

To make a big impact, we needed big kitchens

With more than 1/3 of all children in India suffering from malnourishment, making an impact is no easy task. So we designed high-tech, high-yield kitchens that have allowed us to grow exponentially. 

  • 100,000 meals

    produced by each kitchen

  • 60,000 chapatti

    are prepared in one hour

  • 24 kitchens

    across India serve 1.4 million children

We can feed one child for an entire year with just $15

Our government partners provide cash and grain subsidies that cut our cost per meal by over a half!  This partnership, combined with our innovative service model, allows us to scale our impact.

Our meals are changing outcomes for millions of children & their families

Increased enrollment, especially for girls. Lower drop out rates. Better academic performance. Better health. 

Will you be part of the solution?