The Akshaya Patra Foundation today resumed the Mid-Day Meal (MDM) Scheme after the COVID-19 pandemic
New Delhi: “The Akshaya Patra Foundation today resumed the Mid-Day Meal (MDM) Scheme after the COVID-19 pandemic kept children out of school for the last 18 months, thanks to a positive decision by the Karnataka State Government. The Mid-Day Meal program benefits lakhs of students from the Government & Government Aided schools who relish a hot nutritious meal.
Today, we are humbled to serve over 75,000 children studying in 789 schools in and around Bangalore through our three kitchens in Rajajinagar, Vasanthpura and Jigani centralized kitchens from today.
The foundation recognizes the need to resume the school meal programme in a safe manner. We have taken all essential steps for safe & nutritious meal delivery. Our employees are fully vaccinated and trained to carefully adhere to the COVID safety protocols from preparing, packaging, and delivering food to the mapped schools.
With the resumption of schools after 18 months, we have curated a special menu for the beneficiaries, i.e., a veg biryani loaded with beans, carrot, capsicum, potato, and cabbage, and a sweet in the form of moong dal payasam.”