We funded the construction of a mid-day meal kitchen and a feeding programme for up to 100,000 students each school day in Odisha. Since July 2014, the kitchen provides mid-day meals in 190 schools to boost attendance and improve nutrition among children, especially in poor areas. The kitchen was built in partnership with the Akshaya Patra Foundation.
We have also supported other Mid Day Meal programmes in India. Between 2009 and 2012 we funded 7,000 meals each day in 88 government schools in Nayagarh, Odisha and 7,000 meals each day in 32 schools in Medak, Andhra Pradesh.