The Akshaya Patra Foundation

Beat Hunger in Greater London with Nutrition!

To serve up to 100,000 freshly cooked hot, nutritious meals to children in London at risk of going to bed hungry during holidays & term time. With this project we hope to reduce hunger, malnutrition, obesity & food wastage & enable children to enjoy their childhoods without worrying about food.

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1117756)

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Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£100,000

Amount raised

£54,680

Time left

1 day

Donations

124

Championed by The Childhood Trust

    Categories

  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Poverty Alleviation/ReliefPoverty Alleviation/Relief

    Helping

  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)

Location

United Kingdom

Situation

Of the over 3 million children who are at risk of food insecurity in the UK, only 1.3 million will benefit from Government Free School Meal vouchers. Over 1.7 million children from low-income families are still at serious risk of hunger & malnutrition, especially post-pandemic where incomes have reduced further & debts are mounting for a lot of families. Malnutrition among children causes overall developmental damage & ability to cope at schools, besides increasing social inequality amongst kids

Solution

The Nourish to Flourish project by TAPF UK serves hot, freshly prepared vegetarian meals to children in food poverty. Using efficient kitchen technology, we are able to feed a hot healthy holiday lunch to a child in a cost effective way, without compromising on nutrition or hygiene. We’ve been chosen by the BBC as the Global Food Champion of 2019-20. Having successfully served over 100,000 hot meals during the 2021 holidays, we are ready to scale up the service & reach even more children.