Feeding 2 Million Children Everyday

Our Impact

Improvement and Learning

At The Akshaya Patra Foundation, we believe that success is not just about providing meals to children, but also about ensuring that the meals we provide have a meaningful impact on their lives. Our programs are designed to improve the health and education outcomes of children from low-income families, and we use a variety of metrics to measure our success in achieving these goals. Some of the key metrics we use to measure our program’s success include: the number of children fed; weight gained; improved academic & physical performance; increased school enrollment, retention & attendance, and increased social equity.

Three independent studies on the Akshaya Patra midday meal program by Harvard Business School and Nielsen has shown the following:

We prioritize quality and food safety in all of our kitchens, which are operated at ISO standards. We utilize advanced technologies such as Six Sigma, Kaizen, blockchain, and IoT to ensure the highest level of hygiene and efficiency.

Our cost per meal is only $0.20. Just $20.00 feeds a child for an entire school year!

We believe that no child should be left hungry, and we strive to provide unlimited food to all of our students. Second and even third helpings are always available, and students are encouraged to take leftovers home to share with their families.

As we look to the future, our goal is to serve over 3 million meals every day by 2025. Join us in our mission to provide food for education and help us reach even more children in need.

Quality Of Mid-Day Meal

At Akshaya Patra, we take food safety and quality very seriously. We have implemented strict protocols and procedures at all of our kitchens to ensure that the meals we serve are of the highest quality and meet all safety standards. We have also partnered with leading organizations to regularly review and assess the quality of our meals. Additionally, we have standardized our recipes across all locations to ensure consistency in taste and nutrition.

To continuously improve our quality standards, we have introduced advanced projects such as Kaizen and 5S in different locations. We also prioritize employee health and safety by conducting regular health and safety activities to maintain the highest levels of hygiene. Our commitment to quality and food safety is an ongoing process, as we strive to provide nutritious and delicious meals to the children we serve.


The table below shows the required dietary norms as stated by the India Central Government Mid-Day Meal Scheme:

The table below shows the required dietary norms as stated by the India Central Government Mid-Day Meal Scheme:

Sr. No.ItemsPrimaryUpper Primary
Requirement under MDM (in grams)Energy content (in grams)Protein content (in grams)Requirement under MDM (in grams)Energy content (in grams)Energy content (in grams)
1Food grains (Rice/Wheat)100340815051014
2Pulses20705 30 1056.6
3Vegetables50 25 - 75 337 -
4Oil & Fat 545-7.568-
5Salt & Condiments As per need --As per need --

Quality Policy

We at The Akshaya Patra Foundation, are committed to delivering the Highest Standard of Quality Food that is Safe & Hygienic for Consumption.