You have the power to feed a starving family, right from the comforts of your home!
Akshaya Patra has been aiding the Government’s efforts by providing food relief to vulnerable communities, such as migrant laborers and homeless people. The Foundation is doing this through its network of kitchens and delivery vehicles, working closely with the Government of India, State Governments and other civic administrations across the country. But we still have a long way to go if we are to ensure that every vulnerable community gets the help they need to survive this crisis.
Funds from this campaign will be utilized across Maharashtra.
The meals are cooked in Akshaya Patra kitchens and the last mile distribution is done by the local authorities- govt and civic body teams. The cost per meal is just INR 20. So if you fund INR 2000 you fund 100 meals. The meals are typically veg khichdi or veg pulao.
THE AKSHAYA PATRA TEAM IN ACTION
My name is MISHALL BHATHENA. I am a Grade 11 student at Jamnabai narsee school.
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected all of us in different ways. Perhaps the hardest hit is the daily wage earners, migrant labour and the financially poor. Suddenly they are without any source of income, and they are not able to provide food or the basic hygiene facilities to their families. They fear starvation more than the virus itself. At this juncture, we, the more privileged sections of the society need to step up to support them in this difficult time. The lockdown being extended puts an additional burden on them.
I request all of you to support my campaign so that we can also contribute to their well-being in our own small little way. This campaign aims to provide cooked meals to them across Maharashtra and is done by Akshaya Patra( through their kitchens) in close coordination with the local administration. Let's come together and do our bit to help our fellow countrymen.
AKSHAYA PATRA IMPACT:
As of 24 APR: 3 CR+ MEALS SERVED
BENEFICIARY LOCATIONS :
Meals are distributed in the city/cities where our kitchens are.
ABOUT AKSHAYA PATRA
The Akshaya Patra Foundation is headquartered in Bengaluru. The organization strives to eliminate classroom hunger by implementing the Mid-Day Meal Scheme in government schools and government-aided schools. Alongside, Akshaya Patra also aims at countering malnutrition and supporting the right to education of socio-economically disadvantaged children.
Since 2000, Akshaya Patra has been concerting all its efforts towards providing fresh and nutritious meals to children on every single school day. And are continuously leveraging technology to multiply our reach. The state-of-the-art kitchens have become a subject of study and have attracted curious visitors from around the world.
Today, Akshaya Patra is the world’s largest (not-for-profit run) Mid-Day Meal Programme serving wholesome food every school day to over 1.8 million children from 19,039 schools across 12 states & 2 Union territories of India.
ABOUT THE ALPHA URBANE PROJECT
The Alpha Urbane Project is a platform that is committed to championing enterprising young minds.
Our primary objective is to equip adolescents with the skills essential to tackle adversity and embrace opportunities that the 21st century has to offer. By instilling these skills, we seek to enrich personalities with confidence and broaden horizons. We streamline the process of guiding young minds to think like members of the booming corporate, and international communities. This is done as the eventual step out of academics and into the real world depends heavily on one’s repertoire of soft skills. The development of these skills is a crucial preparatory step for aspiring game-changers.
Funding for this campaign is eligible for tax breaks as AKSHAYA PATRA is a registered NGO & you can avail of benefits under section 80G of IT act. Foreign funding is accepted too.
Will we get to know the details of who benefitted?
Yes. After the money has been collected it will be transferred by Fueladream to AKSHAYA PATRA. We will update you on the details of the beneficiaries as soon as possible. Once we get this information we shall upload a report on the UPDATES section of this campaign. You will then get an alert & can read details about the beneficiaries.
When do I get the receipts?
The receipts will start getting processed about 4 to 6 weeks AFTER the campaign is closed and will be sent to you directly.
How does crowdfunding work?
Crowdfunding in India is a relatively new concept & is growing very quickly.
It’s a concept that allows a large number of funders (like you) to fund an idea or a cause or event by giving small amounts of money online. Fueladream.com is a crowdfunding platform in India that allows for such pooling of funds. You can fund innovations & ideas on FuelADream and be the first to get these products or make them come true. You can also do a good turn by funding charities and causes through crowdfunding. When you fund a charity it’s more like a donation & you get small innovative rewards like a shout-out on an FB page or a thank you email from the beneficiaries.