Akshaya Patra Foundation with pride

In Hindu mythology, ‘Akshaya Patra’ is a vessel of food that never runs out, feeding the hungry for eternity. In the modern age, ISKCON’s Akshaya Patra is a non-profit organization driven by the same ideal. It
has become the “Bottomless Vessel” that feeds millions of impoverished
school children. Here are a few facts about this herculean endeavour
that will fill you with pride.

 

The Akshaya Patra Foundation feeds nearly 1.4 million school children from around 10,660 schools across 10 states. And with over 20 kitchens all over India, it is the largest school lunch programme in the world.



 



 

 

Its installation in Hubli, Karnataka, is one of its model mega-kitc...



 



 



 

 

 The kitchen is a 3-storey building which uses a special gravity flow mechanism to transport ingredients from one cooking station to another. A system of chutes and outlets created a fuel-efficient & labour-free
way to save cook-time. After all, every second counts in this precision-run kitchen.



 



 

 

 

 At 4 a.m., workers begin cleaning approximately 15 tonnes of rice ...



 



 



 

 

 Just like the rice & pulses, 8-9 tonnes of vegetables and seas...



 



 

 

 Everything is mechanized and closely monitored by Quality Managers.



 



 



 

 

 By 8 a.m., piping hot meals are ready to be loaded into vans and s...



 



 



 

 

Work begins really early at the kitchen and draws to an end by 10 a...



 



 

 

Before the staff disperse, they meet and sing a prayer to Lord Kris...



 

 

The organisation’s efforts have paid off. The meals have not just i...



 



 



 

May God bless everyone who works at Akshaya Patra. And of course, t...

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