The custom-designed vehicle is insulated to maintain optimal temperature, is dust-free and helps to retain the freshness of the meals. The meal delivery vehicle will help transport hot, nutritious meals from the centralized kitchens to about 4,000 children daily in 40 schools each day.
Speaking on this occasion, Shri Madhu Pandit Dasa, Chairman, The Akshaya Patra Foundation, said, “Corporation Bank commenced its partnership with Akshaya Patra back in 2009 & till today they have continued their support that enable us to reach more hungry children in India. We hope to continue & strengthen our relationship to reach 5 million children by 2020 across India.”
“Midday meals act like stimulators for children to go to school & continue their education & provide necessary nutrients for the physical & mental growth of a child. We are extremely humbled & happy to continue our support to the Akshaya Patra Foundation. ”
The Akshaya Patra Foundation implements India's largest NGO led mid-day meal programme in partnership with the Government of India, and Governments of 9 states, feeding 1.3 million children every school working day in 20 locations across India.
ABOUT THE AKSHAYA PATRA FOUNDATION:
The Akshaya Patra Foundation a secular non-profit organization is in a public private partnership with the Indian government, which implements the world’s largest NGO managed mid-day meal programme. Akshaya Patra feeds around 1.3 million children on all school working days and the Foundation’s work has created a very wide ranging social impact among the children of poor and marginalized communities who go to government schools in India. For more information, visit www.akshayapatra.org
ABOUT CORPORATION BANK:
Corporation Bank is a public sector banking company headquartered in Mangalore, India. The bank has pan-India presence with 6,677 functional units comprising 1869 branches, 1425 ATMs & 3545 branchless banking units as of 31st March 2013.