The ICD India team recently participated in an inauguration ceremony for the first day of the Mid-Day Meal Scheme which ICD is supporting in Bangalore.
ICD India's CSR committee decided to contribute towards the eradication of hunger, poverty and malnutrition by donating INR 1,495,000 (approx. US$21,000) to the not-for-profit organization, Akshaya Patra Foundation. This contribution enables the organization to serve a mid-day meal to 1,343 government aided school children across the state of Karnataka every school day for one year.
ICD firmly believes in giving back to our communities and supporting meaningful causes which positively affects the lives of others.
About the Akshaya Patra Foundation
The Akshaya Patra Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation which strives to eliminate classroom hunger by implementing the Mid-Day Meal Scheme in the government schools and government-aided schools. Through this initiative and others, Akshaya Patra aims to address malnutrition and support the right to education of socioeconomically disadvantaged children across India.
Lanched in 2000, the organization started by serving meals to 1,500 children in 5 schools in Karnataka State. Today, Akshaya Patra is the world’s largest (not-for-profit run) Mid-Day Meal Program serving wholesome food every school day to over 1.76 million children from 15,668 schools across 12 states in India.