The Akshaya Patra Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation feeding millions of underserved children in India. We are committed to eradicating the two most critical issues - hunger and malnutrition by implementing the PM Poshan Abhiyaan (formerly known as the Mid-Day Meal Programme) in Government schools and Government-aided schools.
Carrying out the world’s largest feeding programme, the NGO in India aims to not only fight hunger but also bring children to school.
In Andhra Pradesh – a south-eastern state in India, we have ten centralised kitchens which reach out to 1,25,549 children in 1,950 schools.
Our Kitchens in Andhra Pradesh
With hygiene and cleanliness as our utmost priority, we operate through two kitchen models: Centralised and Decentralised. In the state of Andhra Pradesh, all the kitchens are centralised. In 2008, we set up our first kitchen in Visakhapatnam and later expanded our presence in the state.
Visakhapatnam: The centralised kitchen in Visakhapatnam was established in October 2008. This kitchen currently feeds 18,354 children in 186 Government and Government-aided schools.
Kakinada: We began our operations in Kakinada in December 2015. This is a centralised kitchen which prepares mid-day meals for 7,769 children in 66 schools.
Mangalagiri: The centralised kitchen in Mangalagiri was established in June 2016. Here, a total of 20,432 children in 309 schools receive mid-day meals under PM Poshan Abhiyaan.
Nellore: The operations in the Nellore kitchen started in July 2017. This kitchen currently feeds 14,103 children in 290 Government and Government-aided schools.
Ghambiram: The centralised kitchen in Ghambiram was established in May 2019. This kitchen currently feeds 13,514 children in 209 Government and Government-aided schools.
Gudivada: The centralised kitchen in Gudivada serves meals to 5,585 children in 160 schools since its establishment in November 2018.
Srikakulam: The operations in the Srikakulam kitchen started in July 2019. The centralised kitchen serves 19,956 children across 309 schools.
Kuppam: The kitchen in Kuppam is centralised and serves 24,080 children in 326 schools since it was established in January 2019.
Ongole: Ongole’s centralised kitchen was established in November 2019 and serves mid-day meals under PM Poshan Abhiyaan to 4,682 children in 82 schools.
Kalyandurg: Operations in Kalyandurg’s centralised kitchen commenced in April 2022 serving 1,756 children in 13 Government and Government-aided schools.