India

The Akshaya Patra Foundation aims to eradicate hunger and malnutrition in India, as well as promote education for children in need. The Collette Foundation supports their meal programme that provides daily breakfast and lunch to 240 children attending Government Upper Primary School in Amer, Jaipur. In many cases, the meal these children receive at school will be their only complete meal for the day. This meal is not only their sustenance; it is their incentive to attend school and stay in school. Akshaya Patra currently distributes cooked, healthy meals daily to 1.3 million underprivileged children in 9,000 government schools through 19 kitchens in eight states in India.