Akshaya Patra runs 43 kitchens across 12 states in India. Overall the organisation provides the mid-day meal to over 1.7 million children across 15,024 Government and Government-aided schools every day. Of these 43 kitchens, 41 are centralised and 2 are decentralised kitchens. Find out more about the Akshaya Patra kitchens
Andhra Pradesh: Akshaya Patra opened a centralised kitchen in Visakhapatnam in October 2008. Currently the kitchen caters to 15,273 children across 88 Government schools every day. In December 2015 the kakinada kitchen was opened and now feeds 13,504 children in 74 schools.The centralised kitchen in Nellore, Andhra Pradesh established in July, 2017 feeds 18,598 children in 285 schools. The centralised kitchen in Mangalagiri feeds 14,650 children in 165 schools. Find out more about the Andhra Pradesh kitchen here.
Assam: The centralised kitchen at Guwahati was opened in February 2010. The kitchen reaches out to 32,292 children across 585 Government schools on every working day. Read more about the Assam kitchen here.
Chhattisgarh: In January 2009 Akshaya Patra opened a centralised kitchen in Chhattisgarh at Bhilai. The kitchen currently feeds 13,139 children in 175 Government schools every day. Find out more about the kitchen in Chhattisgarh here.
Gujarat: Akshaya Patra runs four centralised kitchens in Gujarat. In November 2009 the Vadodara kitchen was opened, which today feeds 1,05,533 children in 618 schools. In June 2012 the Surat kitchen was opened which now feeds 1,64,554 children in 352 schools. In July 2014 the Ahmedabad kitchen was opened feeding 1,00,355 children in 426 Government schools. In June 2017 the Bhavnagar kitchen was opened feeding 24,264 children in 56 Government schools. Finally the Kalol Kitchen was opened feeding 14,261 children in 93 schools. Overall the four Gujarat kitchens feed 3,99,112 children across 1,545 schools in the state. Read more about the Gujarat kitchens here.
Karnataka: Karnataka was the birthplace of The Akshaya Patra Foundation. Today the organisation has opened six centralised kitchens in the state. In June 2000 the Bangalore HK Hill kitchen was opened and feeds 73,424 children in 496 schools. In July 2004 the Hubli kitchen was opened and now feeds 1,32,165 children in 849 schools. In August 2004 the Mysore kitchen opened and feeds 15,542 children in 144 schools. In December 2004 the Mangalore kitchen opened and now feeds 13,361 in 134 schools. The Bellary kitchen was opened in July 2006 and feeds 1,12,474 children in 559 schools, and in July 2007 the Vasanthapura kitchen in Bangalore was opened feeding 74,647 children in 507 schools. On November 23, 2017, The Akshaya Patra Foundation inaugurated its 34th kitchen in Jigani, Bengaluru with the support of Bosch India. The kitchen is feeding 28,543 children in 198 schools. Overall the organisation feeds 4,49,079 children in 2,887 schools across Karnataka. Read about the Karnataka kitchens here.
Odisha: There are three centralised kitchens in Odisha, and one decentralised. In June 2006 the centralised kitchen in Puri was opened, that today feeds 46,904 children across 598 schools. In March 2007 the decentralised kitchen at Nayagarh opened feeding 21,330 children in 249 schools. In November 2013 the centralised kitchen at Rourkela opened feeding 35,662 children in 304 schools, and most recently in June 2014 the centralised Bhubaneshwar kitchen opened feeding 46,479 children in 829 schools. Overall there are 1,50,375 Akshaya Patra beneficiaries in 1,980 schools across Odisha. Read more about the Odisha kitchens here.
Rajasthan: There are four kitchens in Rajasthan. In February 2004 a centralised kitchen was opened in Jaipur. This kitchen feeds 1,14,464 children in 1,123 schools. In April 2005 a decentralised kitchen was opened in Baran feeding 1,1478 children in 119 schools. In June 2006 a centralised kitchen was opened in Nathdwara feeding 42,806 children in 602 schools. In August 2013 the Jodhpur centralised kitchen was opened feeding 11,871 children in 132 schools.The centralised kitchen in Ajmer, Rajasthan established in August, 2016 feeds 15,016 children in 110 schools. The Bhilwara kitchen feeds 10,926 children in 82 schools and kitchen in Jhalawar feeds 11,919 children in 146 schools. Overall there are 2,18,479 children in 2,314 schools benefitting from the programme in Rajasthan on every school day. Find out more about the Rajasthan kitchens here.
Tamil Nadu: Akshaya Patra feeds 731 children in one school in Chennai from the centralised kitchen set up in the region. Know more here.
Telangana: In October 2008 Akshaya Patra opened its centralised kitchen in Kandi in Telangana. The kitchen today feeds 90,399 children in 682 Government schools in the region every day. The kitchen in Narsingi has started its operation on August 2017. This kitchen provides nutritious school lunch every day, to over 13,143 children in 192 schools. The recently opened kitchen in Kothagudem feeding 12,842 in 225 schools. Find out more about the Telangana kitchen here.
Uttar Pradesh: In August 2004 Akshaya Patra opened the centralised kitchen at Vrindavan. Today the kitchen feeds 1,65,619 children in 1,849schools every day. Find out more about the Uttar Pradesh kitchens here.
Maharashtra:The kitchen in Nagpur started on August 2016 and in Thane on August 2017. These two kitchens are feeding 22,203 children in 207 schools.
Tripura : The first kitchen in the state was inaugurated in Kashiram Para, Kanchanpur Sub-division, Tripura on March 29, 2017. The kitchen feeds 674 children in 2 schools.