About Us

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 1,42,624 children in 1,627 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 24,943 children in 136 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 1,1117 children in 64 schools.

Mangalagiri: The centralised kitchen in Mangalagiri was established in June 2016. Here, a total of 22,875 children in 311 schools receive mid-day meals under PM Poshan Abhiyaan.

Nellore: The operations in the Nellore kitchen started in July 2017. This kitchen currently feeds 14,666 children in 291 Government and Government-aided schools.

Ghambiram: The centralised kitchen in Ghambiram was established in May 2019. This kitchen currently feeds 15,034 children in 179 Government and Government-aided schools.

Gudivada: The centralised kitchen in Gudivada serves meals to 5,393 children in 75 schools since its establishment in November 2018.

Srikakulam: The operations in the Srikakulam kitchen started in July 2019. The centralised kitchen serves 22,080 children across 309 schools.

Kuppam: The kitchen in Kuppam is centralised and serves 24,499 children in 325 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 2,017 children in 12 Government and Government-aided schools. 

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