About Us

The Akshaya Patra Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation feeding millions of underserved children in India. We are committed to eradicating two most critical issues - hunger and malnutrition in India - by implementing the Mid-Day Meal Programme in government and government-aided schools. Carrying out the world’s largest feeding programme, Akshaya Patra aims to not only fight hunger with nutritious meals but also bring children to school.

In the state of Uttar Pradesh located in the northern part of India, we have two kitchens reaching out to 2,23,608 children in 3,490 schools. 

Our Kitchens in Uttar Pradesh


Our topmost priorities are hygiene and cleanliness and we operate through two kitchen models: Centralised and Decentralised. In Uttar Pradesh, where we established ourselves in 2004, we have kitchens at two locations – Vrindavan and Lucknow.

Vrindavan: The ISO-certified centralised kitchen at Vrindavan was set up in August 2004. It currently feeds 1,16,642 children in 2,032 schools.

Lucknow: Our Lucknow kitchen, which currently reaches out to 97,366 children in 1,354 schools, was launched in March 2015.

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