Akshaya Patra Foundation & Hyatt Place Hampi

Hyatt Place Hampi in India will award a grant to The Akshaya Patra Foundation, which fights hunger and malnutrition. The organization provides school lunches to 1.4 million children in 23 locations across 10 states in India.

While the hotel is still new to the community, the team has volunteered in the foundation’s kitchen to help prepare the meals for students.  The grant would provide lunches to 1,500 children for one year. For many of these children these lunches will be their only meal of the day.

Because of the foundation’s meals, school enrollment, attendance, and performance have increased significantly in all the locations that it serves. Akshaya Patra’s unique model has been recognized internationally and received several accolades. In July 2014, President Bill Clinton visited the foundation during an official visit and, in 2007, the foundation’s school meal program was featured in a Harvard Business Review case study. 

To learn more about Akshaya Patra Foundation, click here.