The Akshaya Patra Foundation’s chief mission is to help feed hungry and impoverished children in India.  It’s a non-profit organization with a firm support from the Government of India, the State Governments and associated organizations. This has enabled Akshaya Patra’s school lunch program to grow from feeding 1,500 children in the year 2000 to over 1.76 million children in 2019. On February 11, 2019 the organization commemorated the serving of 3 billion meals (cumulative).