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A Collaboration of Corporates to Nourish and Nurture Children

Volunteer Now to Feed the Future

Feed The Future Now is a nation-wide campaign that is aimed at ensuring that every child in India gets a nutritious mid-day meal once in a day. An initiative by The Akshaya Patra Foundation, it is looking for volunteers to take up opportunities to serve wholesome meals to children in schools. The core belief behind the campaign is that when we feed the children with nutritious meals, we are ensuring that our future generation is healthy enough to lead our country towards positive progress. This can only happen when people from all walks of life come together and donate for children.

The volunteers can participate in activities which are regularly conducted at various Government and semi-Government schools and the kitchens.

Help In Serving Meals
The food prepared in Akshaya Patra kitchen is served to 1.6 million children every day. The volunteers can help the NGO in serving meals to the children for a day. You can also help the staff unload the meals from the food trucks at the schools…

How ambitious classmates motivate others to think of a bright future for themselves?

Children are hungry for knowledge and we need to feed them with the right kind of information. This is why the schools have a set curriculum. Through this they ensure that the students are exposed to the kind of information they can comprehend. But how do children get the motivation to have aspirations or dreams for future?

Here’s where the term ‘peer pressure’ comes to play. Children have a tendency to imitate what others are doing around them. So when they see their classmates doing well in studies, they feel motivated to pursue the same. However, this healthy and competitive environment can be marred by the existence of one factor – hidden hunger. This makes it important to stop hidden hunger now.


When we don’t feed the children with nutritious food, we leave them hungry partially. This is why we need to stop hidden hunger now as it directly relates to the growth of the children.  When we feed the children with wholesome meals, they don’t’ feel hungry and are motivated to compete.…

What is Right to Education?

The year 2009 marked a major turning point in the history of education in India when the Right To Education Act, popularly known as the RTE, was enacted. This Act mandated free and compulsory education for children between six and 14 in India. This means that education is the fundamental right of every child in India.

Education is vital for the future of the society since children are the future. The Act is significant in that it make education accessible in various ways. For instance, the Act provides that “no child shall be held back, expelled or required to pass a board examination until the completion of elementary education.”

India also suffers from the challenge of school drop-outs – a problem which is also addressed by the Right To Education Act. School drop-outs are given special training in order to bring them up to par with the students of the same age.

A nation-wide campaign Feed The Future Now an initiative of The Akshaya Patra Foundation, addresses the problem of school …

Be a Part of our Fight Against Hidden Hunger

While preparing a meal for a child, the choice of ingredients is based on what can make it nutritious and presentable at the same time. This will have an impact on the child’s health in future. A healthy meal is an integral part of the growth years of children. When combined with physical activity, a healthy meal helps them develop their mind and body. In addition, a balanced diet also improves their immunity and reduces the ill effects of hidden hunger.


Feed The Future Now is a campaign, launched by The Akshaya Patra Foundation and aims at fighting hidden hunger among children in India and promoting healthy meals. The campaign calls everyone to feed a child by donating or contributing towards the cause. As part of reducing hidden hunger, the organisation is observing September as Hunger Action month. Akshaya Patra always aims to inspire individuals and organisations to implement the serving of healthy meals to children.

Unhealthy eating habits often cause obesity while poor diet is d…