In partnership with the Federal and State governments of India, Akshaya Patra, implements the largest NGO run midday meal program in the world and is addressing the linked challenges of extreme hunger and barriers to education in India.
"Cause is not the enemy of commercialism but perhaps the new key to it.” - John Wood
PRIVATE CAPITAL TO PUBLIC GOOD
The Akshaya Patra Foundation will convene some of the smartest minds in business and philanthropy to work on two of the world's greatest problems of hunger and access to education. Assembling a veritable think tank on these topics, panelists and attendees will share a wealth of experience about successful business growth and management, and purposeful business beyond the bottom line.
Akshaya Patra is an example of successful scaling and frugal innovation in programs built to reduce hunger and provide education. In partnership with the Central and State governments, Akshaya Patra began feeding 1,500 children/day 18 years ago and today feeds over 1.76 million children every day through a network of 43 ISO standard kitchens in 12 states in India. The organization's mission is to increase feeding to 5 million children daily by 2025. With 108 additional kitchens in the pipeline, it is poised to scale.