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Feeding India By Zomato Joins Hands With Akshaypatra To Expand Its Poshan To Pathshala Program

This program would benefit to 35000 plus children across Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka and Uttrakhand

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Feeding India by Zomato, in collaboration with Akshayapatra, is expanding its school feeding program (Poshan to Pathshala) to government schools. The program has been launched in 4 cities - Varanasi, Gorakhpur, Dehradun and Bangalore - and will provide one meal every day to 38,410 beneficiaries. A total of 486 schools have been included in the program, with 171 in Gorakhpur, 144 in Varanasi, 88 in Dehradun and 83 in Bangalore. 

Feeding India is a large-scale social impact organisation designing interventions to reduce hunger and malnutrition in the country. Since joining hands with Zomato, Feeding India has served 13 plus crore meals and was at the forefront of emergency relief work during the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Under the Poshan to Pathshala Program, Feeding India provides food to children in low-income schools. Their overarching goal under this initiative is for all children to receive adequate nutrition in their formative years, ensuring holistic development. 

The collaboration with Akshayapatra has been motivated by their stellar work in the context of feeding programs, especially targeting school going children, over the past two decades. Anant Arora, Chief Sustainability & Communication Officer at Akshayapatra said, “Today, we start a new chapter in this successful relationship with Feeding India by Zomato pledging their support to sponsor 35 lakh meals to school children over the next one year. We are truly grateful for their generosity and constant support. Such partnerships in our social sector are the need of the hour” 

Highlighting the significance of this initiative and the rationale for supporting Akshayapatra, Vishal Kumar, Head of Feeding India by Zomato said “Our mission is to improve food security and alleviate malnutrition across India. Collaborating with stellar organisations like Akshayapatra is an important part of this mission, and it is essential for such organisations to come together and build impactful programs creating a better future for the children of our country.”


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