Back to School, Back to Meals: Akshaya Patra Resumes Nutritious Mid-Day Meals Post Summer Vacation

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Back to School, Back to Meals: Akshaya Patra Resumes Nutritious Mid-Day Meals Post Summer VacationBengaluru, Karnataka 31st May 2024: As schools across Karnataka welcome students back for the academic year 2024-25, The Akshaya Patra Foundation is pleased to announce the resumption of the midday meal service under the PM POSHAN Abhiyan in Bengaluru. Starting today, over 120,000 children in 1,272 government & government-aided schools, will benefit from nutritious meals prepared in our four centralized kitchens located in Rajajinagar, Vasanthapura, Guniagrahara, and Jigani. 

Adhering to stringent safety protocols and local government guidelines, today’s menu featured a nourishing meal of Bisibelebath, Fried Avalaki/Cornflakes, and delicious Semiya (Shavige) Payasam. The Bisibelebath, rich with mixed vegetables and ghee, is designed to supply essential nutrients, while the delectably sweet Semiya Payasam offers both energy and a delightful finish to the meal. 

Quote from Mr. Shridhar Venkat, CEO, The Akshaya Patra Foundation: “We are happy to resume our midday meal services in Bengaluru, supporting the health and educational journey of thousands of children. At Akshaya Patra, we believe that a full stomach is essential for a focused mind, which is why our meals are crafted to be as nutritious and tasty. As we continue to serve as the implementing partner for the midday meal programs, our commitment remains stronger than ever to ensure that No child shall be deprived of education because of hunger.” 

The Akshaya Patra Foundation has been at the forefront of fighting hunger and promoting education through the implementation of the midday meal program in partnership with the Central and State Governments. Serving over 2.16 million children daily across 16 states and 2 Union Territories, the Foundation continues to drive substantial impact in improving enrolment and retention rates in schools, thus empowering the future generation of India.

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