The Akshaya Patra Foundation is thrilled to announce the opening of its 22nd kitchen in Jodhpur, Rajasthan. Operational since August 2013, this centralised kitchen caters to a total of 12,139 school children across 147 government and Madrasa schools.
This latest addition brings the total division of Akshaya Patra kitchens to 20 centralised and 2 decentralised kitchens across India. Jodhpur marks the fourth kitchen opened by Akshaya Patra in the state of Rajasthan, now increasing the total feeding figures of the state to 135,910 school children across 1,830 schools every day.
Being a centralised kitchen, this location will have the operational capacity to undertake large scale feeding as can be seen by the large volume of children benefitting from this new venture. All the Akshaya Patra kitchens utilise Food Safety Management Systems making sure of safe handling, preparation and delivery of the tasty, nutritious mid-day meals to the schools. The kitchen is highly mechanised ensuring that high standards of quality and hygiene are maintained at all times by lowering the opportunity for any human contact with the food.
The Akshaya Patra Foundation believes that no child in India shall be deprived of education because of hunger. Today Akshaya Patra is reaching out to over 1.3 million children across 10,631 government schools every day. This latest kitchen at Jodhpur marks a significant step toward fulfilling Akshaya Patra’s mission of feeding 5 million children by 2020.
Akshaya Patra can only grow with the support and dedication of its well-wishers. If you wish to help the children in need, donate or volunteer with The Akshaya Patra Foundation, and help provide Food for Education to the young ones in need.