Indian NGO Akshaya Patra is globally acknowledged for its noble cause of eradicating hunger and poverty from the country. The organization has been successful in bringing about a positive change in the lives of many. It works towards eliminating hunger-related needs of primary school children because the NGO believes that the fight against illiteracy cannot be fought with an empty stomach. Its central objective is that ‘No child in India shall be deprived of education because of hunger.’ On an average, the organization provides mid day meals to around 1.4 million children every day. It aims at reaching around 5 million children by the year 2020.
Akshaya Patra has been well acknowledged for its noble cause in the form of various prestigious awards and titles. It has garnered great feedback for its impeccable services which is well evident from Akshaya Patra online reviews. The organization firmly believes that nutrition and education play a major role in transforming the lives of children struggling to survive against all odds. The ‘Stories of Hope’ section highlights the commendable services of Akshaya Patra and holds a mirror to how it is effective in serving mid-day meals to the students. Badal, a ten year old student of the Khadipada Primary School, Puri, Odisha has been a beneficiary of the Mid-Day Meal programme for five years. When asked about the Akshaya Patra’s mid-day meal program and his favorite dish, Badal said that Kheer (an Indian sweet dish) is his favorite dish and he is quite fond of having other items too. He further appreciated the Mid-day meal programme stating that it should be there as it helps children.