Akshaya Patra runs 38 kitchens across 12 states in India. Overall the organisation provides the mid-day meal to over 1.7 million children across 14,314 Government and Government-aided schools every day. Of these 38 kitchens, 36 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 19,957 children across 89 Government schools every day. In December 2015 the kakinada kitchen was opened and now feeds 15,557 children in 75 schools.The centralised kitchen in Nellore, Andhra Pradesh established in July, 2017 feeds 19,463 children in 286 schools. The centralised kitchen in Mangalagiri feeds 17,751 children in 169 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 43,029 children across 618 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 26,051 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 1,04,913 children in 621 schools. In June 2012 the Surat kitchen was opened which now feeds 1,46,234 children in 336 schools. In July 2014 the Ahmedabad kitchen was opened feeding 95,189 children in 513 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 15,850 children in 93 schools. Overall the four Gujarat kitchens feed 3,86,450 children across 1,619 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 95,601 children in 620 schools. In July 2004 the Hubli kitchen was opened and now feeds 1,25,155 children in 848 schools. In August 2004 the Mysore kitchen opened and feeds 17,940 children in 142 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 1,10,385 children in 558 schools, and in July 2007 the Vasanthapura kitchen in Bangalore was opened feeding 68,618 children in 486 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 12,416 children in 78 schools. Overall the organisation feeds 4,43,476 children in 2,866 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 45,914 children across 581 schools. In March 2007 the decentralised kitchen at Nayagarh opened feeding 21,448 children in 249 schools. In November 2013 the centralised kitchen at Rourkela opened feeding 42,767 children in 392 schools, and most recently in June 2014 the centralised Bhubaneshwar kitchen opened feeding 51,112 children in 364 schools. Overall there are 1,61,241 Akshaya Patra beneficiaries in 1,586 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 1,18,386 children in 1,132 schools. In April 2005 a decentralised kitchen was opened in Baran feeding 11,490 children in 118 schools. In June 2006 a centralised kitchen was opened in Nathdwara feeding 42,449 children in 607 schools. In August 2013 the Jodhpur centralised kitchen was opened feeding 12,667 children in 132 schools.The centralised kitchen in Ajmer, Rajasthan established in August, 2016 feeds 15,560 children in 115 schools. The Bhilwara kitchen feeds 11,480 children in 83 schools and kitchen in Jhalawar feeds 15,221 children in 157 schools. Overall there are 2,27,253 children in 2,344 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 Hyderabad in Telangana. The kitchen today feeds 74,257 children in 638 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 14,937 children in 193 schools. The recently opened kitchen in Kothagudem feeding 12,038 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 1,48,816 children in 1,953 schools 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 33,145 children in 218 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.