Monday, August 25, 2008

Feeding 1 million children every day: Join us on Sept 21 in Waltham, MA

The Akshaya Patra Foundation is an outstanding organization currently feeding more than 800,000 children a day across India using high-tech kitchens preparing nutritious food in a scalable manner.

The cost of feeding one child for a whole year is $28. This organization started in 2000, and has grown exponentially and is now spreading from Karnataka into UP, Rajasthan and Bihar. For many of the children served by Akshaya Patra, the school lunch they receive is the only complete meal they consume throughout the day. Impact studies performed by AC Nielsen have shown dramatic improvements in children’s attendance, enrollment, and health after receiving Akshaya Patra’s school lunches. It is a public-private partnership with no parallel.

I am a member of the Host Committee for the Annual Gala taking place on September 21, 2008 at the Westin Waltham. Mr. Narayana Murthy is the keynote speaker. Join us for a fun evening where you will meet the outstanding South Asian leaders in Massachusetts. If you cannot attend, do make a donation. More information on the gala if you click here.

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