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 3,70,355 children in 2,075 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 61,673 children in 264 Government and Government-aided schools.

Vadodara: We established our ISO-certified centralised kitchen in Vadodara in November 2009, which currently reaches out to 81,367 children in 610 schools. 

Surat: In June 2012, our ISO-certified centralised kitchen in Surat was established. It currently feeds 1,22,496 children in 529 schools.

Bhavnagar: Bhavnagar’s ISO-certified centralised kitchen was established in June 2017 and serves mid-day meals under PM Poshan Abhiyaan to 16,939 children in 57 schools.

Kalol: Operations in Kalol’s ISO-certified centralised kitchen commenced in March 2018 serving 24,327 children in 140 Government and Government-aided schools. 

Bhuj: The operations in the Bhuj kitchen was started in January 2019. The centralised kitchen serves 24,005 children across 191 schools.

Jamnagar: The kitchen in Jamnagar is centralised and serves 20,095 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 19,453 children in 144 schools.

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