Feeding 2 Million Children Everyday

Akshaya Patra Canada

Compassionate Beginnings

In 2022, the Akshaya Patra Foundation Canada (AP Canada) was formed as a Charity organization. The foundation is headquartered in Toronto, Ontario and supports the Akshaya Patra mission by raising funds and awareness in Canada. We have a strong network of volunteers that support our necessary and worthwhile cause.

As news of the program spread, the temple received hundreds of requests from other schools wondering how they might participate in the program. Temple leaders were extremely pleased with the program’s success, but also realized that demand vastly out-paced their capacity to supply hand-cooked meals to everyone in need.

The challenge of making the temple’s midday meal program more efficient was taken up by Madhu Pandit Dasa, a graduate of IIT-Bombay’s Civil Engineering program. Madhu Pandit Dasa designed the first centralized and fully mechanized kitchen that was able to produce more than 100,000 high-quality meals in 5 hours, without sacrificing the wholesome quality of the food.

Since then, Akshaya Patra has expanded to 67 centralized and decentralized kitchens in 15 States & 2 Union Territories in India and feeds over 2 million children per day.

Board Members

Bipin Poddar

President, The Akshaya Patra Foundation Canada

Narayan Ramani

Board of Director, The Akshaya Patra Foundation Canada

Navin Goel

CEO & Board of Director, The Akshaya Patra Foundation Canada

Management Team

Jyothi Sathyan

Chief Financial Officer, The Akshaya Patra Foundation Canada