Donation Options

Thank you for choosing to make a donation to The Akshaya Patra Foundation. Your contributions help children we serve, and will help bring us closer to eliminating classroom hunger in India.

To make your donation, click here.

There are several ways for you to contribute to Akshaya Patra. You can make a simple monetary donation or sponsor infrastructure, commemorate an occasion, or honour a loved one and all of this through various easy-to-use payment methods.

Vehicle Donation

The Akshaya Patra Blue Buses carry the tasty, nutritious mid-day meals to over 1.6 million children across India every day. These buses are a symbol of hope for students, parents and teachers alike. The buses are specially modified with a honeycomb structure to keep the vessels stable till they arrive at the schools, and are also thermally insulated to keep the food hot.

All the vehicles that are donated will bear the name or company logo of the benefactor for as long as it is in use. If you would like to go for this option, Please visit donate a vehicle.

Sponsor Kitchen Equipment

Akshaya Patra runs 36 kitchens across India, 34 of which are centralised. Centralised kitchens have massive infrastructural requirements which allow them to cook food for about 100,000 children every morning. These kitchens rely heavily on state-of-the-art equipment, and a wide range of vessels and other components ,while two locations operate on a decentralised model.

In order for Akshaya Patra to provide the mid-day meal in other parts of the country the Foundation needs to invest in more kitchen equipment. All the kitchen equipment donated for use in the kitchens bear the name or company logo of the benefactor. If you would like to go for this option, Please visit  Sponsor kitchen equipment.

Sponsor A School For A Year

Akshaya Patra provides mid-day meals to 14,173 Government and Government-aided schools across India. In order to fulfill the organisation’s mission of feeding 5 million children by 2020, Akshaya Patra needs to reach out to thousands of schools. Although you have an option to sponsor a child, you can get your network together and sponsor an entire school instead. Please visit Sponsor a School for a Year.

Donate to Honour Someone

You can make a donation to Akshaya Patra and pay your respects to someone you admire. In this way you honour an individual you look up to, and make a difference in the lives of little children as well.

If you would like to go for this option, Please visit donation in honour of.

Donate in Memory of Someone

You can make a donation to Akshaya Patra in memory of a loved one. With such a donation you can rest assured that the legacy of the departed will carry on, and that you have made a difference in the life of another human being too.

If you would like to go for this option, Please visit donation in memory of.


Celebrate an occasion with Akshaya Patra. Whether it’s a birthday, anniversary, wedding, festival or even a promotion; make the occasion extra special by making a donation to feed a child/children.

If you would like to go for this option, Please visit donate on a special occasion.

Donation by Cheque/DD

If you prefer, you can also make a donation to Akshaya Patra via cheque or demand draft. If you live in Bangalore, Kolkata or Hyderabad, an Akshaya Patra representative can also come to your residence to pick up your donation cheque at your convenience.

To make a donation via cheque or demand draft to Akshaya Patra, click here.

ECS Donation

Make regular contributions to Akshaya Patra by using the ECS (Electronic Clearance Service) method. An ECS donation ensures that your wishes to donate are carried out without the hassle of setting reminders.
To make an ECS donation, click here


Akshaya Patra also allows you the option of making a donation through the ATOM application on your mobile phone. To find out more on how you can make an ATOM donation, click here.


Make a donation to Akshaya Patra using mCheck! Find out everything you need to know about the process of donating using mCheck here.