About Us

The Akshaya Patra Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation feeding millions of children from low socioeconomic backgrounds in India. The NGO in India strives hard to eradicate the two most critical issues - hunger and malnutrition by implementing the PM Poshan Abhiyaan (formerly known as the Mid-Day Meal Programme) in Government schools and Government-aided schools. 

Carrying out the world’s largest feeding programme, Akshaya Patra aims to not only fight hunger but also bring children to school.

In Gujarat, a state in western India, we have eight centralised kitchens of which five are ISO certified, feeding 3,55,627 children in 2,700 schools. 

Our Kitchens in Gujarat


With hygiene and cleanliness as our utmost priority, we operate through two kitchen models: Centralised and Decentralised. In the state of Gujarat, all our eight kitchens are centralised. We inaugurated our first kitchen here in Ahmedabad in 2007 and then expanded our presence to Vadodara, Surat, Bhavnagar, Kalol, Bhuj, Jamnagar and Mansa. 

Ahmedabad: The ISO-certified centralised kitchen in Ahmedabad was established in June 2007. This kitchen currently feeds 1,00,580 children in 544 Government and Government-aided schools.

Vadodara: We established our ISO-certified centralised kitchen in Vadodara in November 2009, which currently reaches out to 84,311 children in 1,051 schools. 

Surat: In June 2012, our ISO-certified centralised kitchen in Surat was established. It currently feeds 1,01,025 children in 643 schools.

Bhavnagar: Bhavnagar’s ISO-certified centralised kitchen was established in June 2017 and serves mid-day meals under PM Poshan Abhiyaan to 18,401 children in 56 schools.

Kalol: Operations in Kalol’s ISO-certified centralised kitchen commenced in March 2018 serving 6,130 children in 91 Government and Government-aided schools. 

Bhuj: The operations in the Bhuj kitchen was started in January 2019. The centralised kitchen serves 23,389 children across 175 schools.

Jamnagar: The kitchen in Jamnagar is centralised and serves 21,791 children in 140 schools since it was established in January 2021.

Mansa: Mansa’s centralised kitchen was established in July 2022 to serve mid-day meals under PM Poshan Abhiyaan to approximately 25,000 children.

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